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### Top Four Schools Revealed by 4-Star Safety Jadyn Hudson

Pittsburg (Calif.) four-star safety has narrowed down his selection of top schools to four.

Standing at 6-foot-1 and weighing 180 pounds, he informed On3’s Hayes Fawcett on Tuesday night that his final choices are Tennessee, UCLA, USC, and Ohio State.

Ranked as the No. 190 overall prospect and the No. 16 safety in the 2025 cycle, according to the [source], he also holds the position of the 19th best player in California.

Earlier in February, he had initially listed the Volunteers, Trojans, and Buckeyes as his top contenders heading into the spring season. Expressing his deliberation, he shared with On3’s Chad Simmons that he is in no hurry to make his commitment public.

“I appreciate their recruiting efforts and I have a positive rapport with the coaches,” he stated. “However, my decision will not solely be based on that. The overall feel of the school environment will be a significant factor. Ultimately, it will depend on my personal experience during visits to the campus.”

“When I visit, I observe the community, interact with the players, and assess the life of a student-athlete,” he elaborated. “This aspect holds weight as it determines your living situation for the next few years. Engaging with both players and coaches to understand their perspectives on the school environment is crucial.”

Recently, Hudson revisited Columbus for the second time. This visit has solidified Ryan Day and his coaching team as one of the top contenders for the 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect.

“The reason I am closely considering Ohio State is their track record of producing exceptional defensive backs. They have a proven history of developing top-tier defensive players,” he emphasized.

Hudson’s Insights on Tennessee, Ohio State, and USC

Tennessee: “I appreciate their recruitment approach. Last year, I attended the [event] Tennessee game against Georgia. Their defensive performance was impressive.”

Ohio State: “Their rich football legacy includes consistent national title contention and participation in annual bowl games. It’s a competitive environment that ensures top-notch development.”

USC: “I am drawn to the campus atmosphere and admire Coach [Name]’s coaching style. The utilization of [Player’s Name] is a testament to how they plan to incorporate my skills.”