4-star safety Jadyn Hudson names top four schools

On3 imageby:Hunter Shelton04/02/24


Pittsburg (Calif.) four-star safety Jadyn Hudson has trimmed his list of top schools down to four.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder told On3’s Hayes Fawcett on Tuesday night that he is down to Tennessee, UCLA, USC and Ohio State.

Hudson is the No. 190 overall prospect and No. 16 safety in the 2025 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 19 player in California.

In February, Hudson included the Volunteers, Trojans and Buckeyes as three of his top teams entering the spring. He told On3’s Chad Simmons that he was in no rush to announce his commitment.

“I like the way they’re recruiting me and I get a good vibe from the coaches,” Hudson told On3. “There’s a lot more that goes into it, however. Getting into the environment of the school is going to play a bigger role. It’s really going to come down to how I feel when I’m at the school.” 

“On visits, I look at the people, the players and see how it is as a student-athlete,” he added. “That is important because you are going to be living there for three or four years. Talking to the players and coaches about the environment of the school and how they like everything and how they feel about it is key.” 

Hudson was back in Columbus for the second time over the weekend. Ryan Day and his staff are now officially a finalist for the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder.

“What keeps me looking hard at Ohio State is how many defensive backs they have produced over the years. They have developed great defensive backs,” Hudson told On3.

Hudson talks Tennessee, Ohio State and USC

Tennessee: “I like the way they are recruiting me and last year, I went to the Georgia-Tennessee game when they played in Georgia. This year, they played great on the defensive side of the ball.”

Ohio State: “They have a great history, competing for national titles every year and playing in bowl games every year. It’s a place where you can always go and compete and get the best development.”

USC: “I like the environment of the school. I like coach (Lincoln) Riley. He is a great coach. I also like how they use Calen (Bullock). They say the way they use Calen is the way they are going to use me.”