It appears it’s a good thing that erstwhile Wisconsin quarterback Tanner McEvoy is giving the defensive backfield another look this spring.
Last week, Austin Hudson (pictured, No. 27) confirmed that he will be transferring out of the UW football program. The safety had nothing negative to say about the team, and that the new coaching staff under first-year Badgers head coach Paul Chryst wasn’t an issue either, stating instead that a desire to play closer to his home in Tampa, Fla., was the impetus for the decision.
He did, though, say “a culture thing” in Madison played a role.
“I have nothing negative to say,” Hudson told Scout.com. “It was a journey I needed to make to understand where I belong and Wisconsin just wasn’t the right fit. Football-wise it may have been but in terms of what I idealize, the school itself wasn’t the right fit.
“The new staff was great. It had no effect on me leaving… It was more of a family thing why I wanted to leave and just a culture thing. I just never fit at Wisconsin.”
The defensive back did say that he knows to where he will be transferring, although he won’t acknowledge his new school until it’s announced.
Hudson was a two-star member of the Badgers’ 2014 recruiting class. He held offers from Georgia and Missouri prior to signing with UW.
As a true freshman last season, Hudson played in all 14 games. He’ll be forced to sit out the 2015 season if he lands at another FBS program.