Chris Balas of The Wolverine reported Monday night redshirt freshman offensive tackle James Hudson is leaving Michigan and will pursue a transfer.
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, originally committed to play defensive tackle, made a position switch in the offseason and had been running with the offensive tackles since.
He was the backup right tackle to Juwann Bushell-Beatty all season, but was not out there on Saturday in East Lansing with Bushell-Beatty went down with an injury; redshirt freshman Andrew Stueber played instead.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh told the media Monday Hudson suffered a dislocated finger, which is why Stueber was in instead of Hudson.
“(Steuber has) done a good job, he’s progressing well,” Harbaugh said Monday. “He went a little bit ahead (of James Hudson). James dislocated a finger in the previous ball game, so Andrew had more reps so he went ahead on the depth chart for this week.”
Hudson only had playing time in three games in 2018. He did not play in 2017.
Hudson marks the second player to transfer from the program in the last week, as redshirt freshman linebacker Drew Singleton is also transferring.
As with all transfers, we wish nothing but the best of luck to Hudson.