Michigan redshirt freshman offensive tackle James Hudson is transferring from the program, University spokesperson Dave Ablauf confirmed.
The news was first reported by TheWolverine.com’s Chris Balas.
Michigan redshirt freshman tackle James Hudson is leaving the program and will pursue a transfer, U-M spokesman Dave Ablauf confirms.
— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) October 22, 2018
Hudson was thought to be a pivotal pawn for the future of Michigan’s ascending offensive line under o-line coach Ed Warinner.
Following Michigan’s Week 2 win over Western Michigan, U-M head coach Jim Harbaugh pointed out Hudson’s practice efforts.
Listening back to today's presser, Harbaugh seemed to call out James Hudson's work in practice after praising his performance Saturday: "The next step is in practice as well, really having that same mentality at practice. … Saw it in the game so you know it's there." FWIW.
— Theo Mackie (@theo_mackie) September 11, 2018
U-M has six scholarship tackles scheduled to return next season and four in its 2019 recruiting class.
This is the second Michigan scholarship player to transfer within a week — redshirt freshman linebacker Drew Singleton transferred following the Wisconsin game.