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Oregon State Football adds Graduate Transfer, Austin Hudson

The Beavers welcome talented safety Austin Hudson

NCAA Football: Oregon at Oregon State Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Last night, former Wisconsin and South Florida safety, Austin Hudson, announced that he will be transferring to Oregon State to play football for Gary Andersen.

Hudson plans to graduate in May and will be able to play for the Beavers immediately as he pursues a graduate degree. Austin Hudson was a consensus three-star recruit in the 2014 recruiting class. The 6-foot-2, 186-pound safety has great size and exceptional athleticism.

Austin Hudson has two years of eligibility left and will be in the mix to replace starting safety, Devin Chappell. If Hudson does not earn a starting spot he should still contribute heavily and would be a play-maker on special teams.

Hudson’s untraditional journey through college isn’t surprising when you take a closer look. He started his career at Wisconsin and played on special teams as a true freshman, but ultimately did not feel comfortable with the Badgers. He transferred to USF in order to be closer to his home (Tampa native) and planned to finish his college career there; but USF dropped his desired graduate program and that is when Hudson started to look at other schools where he could contribute on the football field and further his academic goals.