Three-star tight end Thomas Hudson (San Jose, Calif. Archbishop Mitty) committed to Arizona State on Tuesday afternoon to give Todd Graham his 12th commitment for the 2015 class.
The 6-5, 252-pound Hudson ranks as the nation’s No. 482 player overall regardless of position, the No. 19 tight end and the No. 58 ranked player in the state of California, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
“I really like the way they use the tight end at ASU and how I could fit in there,” Hudson tells 247Sports. “I also like how the staff presents themselves and the way they all get along. But coach Chip Long is awesome. He’s been staying in touch with me and he’s a really good guy. I’m excited to play for him.”
Hudson had a handful of offers from rival Pac-12 programs and picked the Sun Devils over offers from the Arizona Wildcats, Cal Bears, Colorado Buffaloes, Washington Huskies and Oregon State Beavers, among others.
You can call it the Brady White effect if you will, but the Arizona State Sun Devils are quietly putting together one of the better classes in the Pac-12 this year. White, the four-star quarterback and No. 3 pro-style passer in the 247Sports Composite Rankings has had a number of players wanting to jump on board and play with him at Arizona State.
Of the 12 commitments for Graham’s 2015 class, nine are on the offensive side of the ball and two are designated as athletes who could ultimately play on the offensive side of the ball in college.
Only one defensive player is committed in this year’s class so far showing that White has had a tremendous effect on the class that will need to add some defensive recruits between now and national signing day in February, but this is a good sign that perhaps some elite receivers, backs and linemen will take notice of the class that is taking shape at Arizona State.
With the commitment of Hudson, Arizona State now boasts the nation’s No. 34 ranked class and the No. 4 class in the Pac-12, according to the 247Sports team rankings.