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Foothill TE Ray Hudson commits to Cal

By Ben Enos
Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 1:49 pm in East Bay Football.

More recruiting news this morning. Just got off the phone with Foothill tight end Ray Hudson, who has orally committed to play at Cal for the 2013 season.

“After I looked at all the schools that have been talking to me,” Hudson said. “I realized there was really no reason to keep going with this. Cal’s the perfect fit for me.”

Hudson checks in at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds and is a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com. He held offers from Cal and San Diego State, but said interest had gotten much heavier since receiving those offers.

Hudson said versatility will be his calling card once he makes it to Berkeley, saying he will be something between a receiver and a tight end.

“The (coaches) said if I can come in I have a shot at starting as a tight end that goes all over the place,” Hudson said. “They said I’ll have the most spots to memorize on the field.”

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  • Tom S

    Need more size. He’s more of a slot receiver.

  • renegades10

    Good to see Foothill getting another player into the college ranks. Last year was a little light in terms of recruiting in the EBAL outside of DLS and SRV and Lockie at MV. Even Drew at Livermore had to wait awhile. Hopefully this is a sign of better things to come this year.

  • covinared

    Successor to Spencer Hagan.

  • Richard Williams

    It doesn’t boost my confidence entirely to know we’re beating out San Diego State for recruits. Let’s hope this guy can play!

  • http://ibabuzz.com PERKIN

    Richmond, DeAnza, & JFK. Nightengale is a total coward. Didn’t they win it all last year. Best game was Mack & he dropped them too.

    http://www.calpreps.com/2012/2_Tri-County_-_Rock.htm

  • billybob

    The kid will be fine. Once coach Blasquez gets his hands on him he’ll add some bulk, tighten it up, & make him stronger. He has a year to get ready for Cal & surely knows what he needs to do as told by Cal’s coaching staff. He may still grow taller, too. It’s great to see the hometown products stay local. Go Bears!

  • Aaron

    More size??? Sure maybe about 10-15 for a college tight end but to say a slot receiver? What slots do you know that are 6’4 230? Kid is an athlete with elite hands. Bear fans will be pleased. Go Falcons! Go Bears!

  • moreaufan2

    He is only going to be a freshman, he can always get bigger and add muscle!!

  • http://bluedog2 George Manley

    Guys….Ray Hudson at 6-4 and 230 is good size….The kid is tough and he has a whole year to beef up and it sounds like he will do well…I wish him well….

  • http://aol BigDog

    Salesian playing down in pre-season or are those teams listed in their league now? Who are the pre-season opponents? Undefeated teams don’t schedule patsies. You schedule up and play tough, then carry that into your league if it’s weak and win league then move to playoffs. What is Salesian’s schedule look like?

  • http://aol BigDog

    All of you and me Salesian Nightingale commentors:
    Salesian IS playing up this year- Freedom, Pinole Valley and El Cerrito. Very good coach Chad, however St. Genevieve in SoCal? Come on, that’s a div 5 type school- if you’re going to travel man, play someone in SoCal who everyone knows- plenty of private school talent there. Coach Chad starting to grow some hair on his ballsters finally.

  • http://aol YoMama

    What is Nightingale’s record at Salesian? He should be well over 120 wins in 15 seasons.

  • http://aol YoMama

    Is Ferndale still on probation on the allegations that Salesian and Mack had against their fans?

  • Oh Boy

    Has Nightingale been coaching 15 years? Shot in the dark but…between the Jahvid Best era and the Freddie Tagaloa years he could be up to 150 wins.

  • billjohnson

    nightngale really stepped it up de anza,richmond,jfk rich way 2 go coach. pinole & ec dont count there n his league he didnt schedule them. how bout salesian vs. o’dowd or st.i or even d4 marin catholic who plays up? if they can get past pinole n ec i’ll b surprised. valley christian will b tough but after that not much 2 worry bout.

  • billjohnson

    bval-pitt dfal-laslomas dval-concord ebal-dela mcal-marincatholic mval-washington nbal-cnewman tri-pinole wac-o’dowd

  • http://aol BigDog

    Didn’t know PV and EC in Salesian’s league. Wow- DEanza, JFK and Richmond??? Night could have 3 forfeits there. Might be better in the old BFL.
    I thought for sure coming off last season there would be some strong comp scheduled. It should really be no surprize though. Salesian doing that for years, even Shag. They got dropped in the day, last real team in early ’70′s with Shag and Stan Brown in ’67.
    Here’s the funny part, present day Salesian can beat other quality teams, rather stack the deck and run up scores. They were much better in the old CAL.

  • http://ibabuzz.com roeper

    knightngale is a joke!

  • HAAL Fan

    Maybe Nightngale isnt sure what he has along the trenches with the loss of Tagaloa and wants to use non league as extra practice. Probably wants to try to build up a good record for a chance to play in the NorCal championship. They havent been voted into the state the last 2yrs.

  • ManDown

    BVAL – Deer Valley, I have a good feeling about Deer Valley this season. I know they went 4-6 last season but they beat Pitt. They return a bunch of key players as well as the QB. It will be interesting to see how Pitt and DV battle it out.

    DFAL – Las Lomas, They were young last year and with that big QB they have I expect them to do some things. Campo, Dublin, Miramonte have lost a bunch.

    DVAL – Concord, The states rushing leader in the backfield is going to lead them all year. Always tough to beat with the passing attack they bring each game but I like there defense. Hamilton reminds me of Mike Martz and i like his style.

    EBAL – DLS, New QB but big in the trenches. Don’t hurt to have Bay Areas best “football player” in Hutchings.

    MVAL – Moreau Catholic, They have come a long way and I think this is the year they can do something. Strong run game and solid program coach Cotter has been putting together over the past few years.

    TRI – EC, Athletes everywhere and I think this is the year they will make some noise in Div.III. Led by Pippens and Harvey they will be tough for any team to handle.

    WAC – BOD, I like the dragons this season. Returning QB and a huge OL in front of him. We all know ODowd doesn’t lack talent in the back field or out wide.

  • ManDown

    Knightngale’s worst nightmare came true. He now has to play EC, Pinole, and St Pats. We all know he LOVES his cupcakes!

  • http://aol BigDog

    Dos Salesian play St. Mary’s this year? Predicting an upset.