The Oklahoma coaching staff saw new film on Cal commit Ray Hudson, contacted the Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill tight end and recently met up with the three-star prospect to gauge his interest in the Sooners.
No offer was extended but Hudson got a clearer picture of what Oklahoma is doing at the tight end position and he's interested enough to keep tabs on what the Sooners' coaches are thinking.
"They contacted me and said they saw my film and said they wanted to meet up so they could meet me in person," Hudson said. "It kind of worked out because I was coming in from Palm Springs and they were coming out so we met up with coach [Bob] Stoops and coach [Bruce] Kittle."
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The chat apparently happened at a coffee shop near Hudson's home and the three-star who's been committed to the Golden Bears since June said the Oklahoma coaches laid out exactly what's going on with their tight end recruitment.
"It was a good talk," Hudson said. "We sat down and talked for a while to figure out their recruiting situation.
"They said they have met with three other guys for two spots. They have one junior college guy who has been offered. They said it's only going to be a matter of time until they figure out what's going on."
As Hudson follows Oklahoma's situation, he has started to build a relationship with new Cal coach Sonny Dykes. The two talked this past weekend and Hudson is encouraged that the Golden Bears are headed in the right direction.
Still, with new interest from Oklahoma, Hudson said he doesn't want to limit his options and will continue to listen to the Sooners' pitch.
"I'm not going to close down any options at all," Hudson said. "I would be open-minded to it.
"I was one of the first to talk to [Dykes] on Saturday. I had a chance to talk with him, I really liked what he said, it was a good talk and I'm encouraged about it."