• John Macon Gillespie

Hudson Looking To Stand Out At Fortius Project

Leake County is one of several schools that will be well represented at the Fortius Project this Spring. Dontae Hudson will be joining several teammates including JerMarius Williams at the combine, on March 24 at Northeast Community College.

Hudson, a 5'9 185lb LB/RB, was a force on both sides of the ball for the Gators last season. He finished his junior campaign with 466 yards rushing and 5 touchdowns from the tailback position. However, Hudson's biggest impact was felt on the other side of the ball, finishing with 65 tackles, 2 interceptions(one returned for a TD), and a fumble recovery.

Dontae was selected to the Class 1A First Team Offense at fullback, as a member of the 1A All-State team following the season.

"I think I had a pretty good season. I started the season with a hot start, but I didn't finish the way I would've liked," Hudson said of his junior season.

Hudson was extremely happy to be named to the 1A All-State team as a fullback this past season, but he's looking to make the team at a different positon next season.

"My junior season I made All-State on offense, this year I'm trying to get All-State as a Linebacker," Hudson said.

Leake County will be returning a lot of players from their 2017 squad, and will be looking to earn a playoff berth and possibly make a run in the 1A playoffs.

"This upcoming season, we are bringing back a lot of talent and experience, I'm looking forward to making the playoffs," Hudson said of his team's outlook for next season.

Hudson will be one of the players that Head Coach Gerry Anderson will need to lead his squad in 2018, as JerMarius Williams told SES Mississippi in an interview earlier this month.

"Defense will be the main focus this off-season, losing team captain Cameron Darden, who was a defensive monster, stepping into that role will be LB Dontae Hudson who was an All-State selection," Williams stated.

Before he takes the field in 2018, Dontae is looking to put his name on the map at the Fortius Project later this Spring.

"I'm trying to stand out at the camp, and get my name out there to college coaches," Hudson told SES Mississippi.

Dontae Hudson will be a player to watch on both sides of the ball next season, as he looks to help lead the Leake County Gators into the Playoffs.

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