Texas Tech football recruiting: Five-star WR Micah Hudson makes program history with blockbuster commitment

Texas Tech pulled off its biggest recruiting coup in program history when five-star wide receiver Micah Hudson picked the Red Raiders over in-state rival Texas. Assuming he signs his National Letter of Intent, Hudson would rank as the top high school recruit in program history. 

Hudson rates as the No. 19 overall recruit and No. 7 wide receiver in the Class of 2024 as a six-foot speedster out of Lake Belton High School in Temple, Texas. As a junior, Hudson caught 65 passes for 1,198 yards and 14 touchdowns. 247Sports national scout Gabe Brooks compared Hudson to former Ohio State receiver Garrett Wilson, another superstar recruit from the state of Texas. 

“[Hudson is a] highly productive high school receiver who’s also provided big-play punch at running and in the return game,” Brooks wrote. “Vertical field stretcher with very good initial burst that also aids in run-after-catch threat.” 

Hudson’s dad, Desmond Royal, also played for Tech from 1985-88.

With Hudson’s addition, Texas Tech climbs into the top 25 of the 247Sports Team Rankings with 19 commits — five of which are of the blue-chip varliety. 

Historic win for Texas Tech

Texas Tech has been a recruiting afterthought for most of the Big 12 era. Prior to coach Joey McGuire’s arrival, the Red Raiders failed to put together a top-half Big 12 recruiting class since 2015. With Hudson’s commitment, the Red Raiders are now behind only Oklahoma and Texas — both of which are departing for the SEC — among Big 12 classes. 

Prior to Hudson, Texas Tech had never landed a five-star recruit in the modern recruiting era. In fact, prior to McGuire, the Red Raiders only had 49 players total that rated as blue-chip prospects over a 23-year period. For comparison, there are more blue-chips on…


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