James Hudson Decommits From Kentucky Wildcats

Three-star defensive end James Hudson III decommitted from Kentucky on Wednesday, leaving the Wildcats with 11 commits in the 2017 class.

Mark Stoops’ Wildcats are down to 11 commits in their 2017 class after 3-star defensive end James Hudson III decommitted from Kentucky on Wednesday.

The nation’s No. 29 defensive end had been committed since July, but released a statement on Twitter announcing the decision to back off his pledge.

“After meeting multiple times with my family and my coaches, I am rescinding my verbal commitment from The University of Kentucky. I would like to thank The University of Kentucky coaching staff for what they’ve done. They will not be out of the picture for my choices, they definitely will be high on my list still. I would just like to enjoy my recruiting process. This is a once in a lifetime experience. I will not be accepting any questions about why I decided to rescind my commitment. Thank you. [sic]”

The loss of Hudson dropped Kentucky from No. 13 to No. 16 in the 2017 class rankings.

Hudson is scheduled to visit Michigan on Saturday. He visited Michigan State in late April and received an offer from Alabama on May 5.  

Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

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