Recruiting

Unheralded Jacksonville prospect Aaron Fudge beginning to catch recruiters’ eyes

Aaron Fudge

For all the highly rated talent coming out of high school football programs which drive the on-line recruiting industry, there are always unsung prospects lacking the attention they deserve. Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville (Fla.) is home to one such player, wide receiver Aaron Fudge.

Fudge is listed as a 6-foot-3, 185-pound athlete, according to 247Sports. Despite being unranked in their composite system, Fudge has been pleased with how his recruitment has gone so far.

“It’s been great,” Fudge told GN. “A lot of colleges have been talking to me, sending me lots of stuff. I really love my recruitment.”

With all the attention Fudge is receiving and the productivity he has seen with the Crusaders, the number of schools officially offering him seems perplexing.

“Just one, Central Michigan,” Fudge said. “I’m looking forward to getting more.”

And while Central Michigan boasts a program that has a reputation for developing talent, Fudge remains positive that some of the other schools he is interested in will offer him as well.

“Pittsburgh, University of Florida, University of Lafayette, University of South Florida and much more,” Fudge said.

Fudge has also been attending camps, trying to garner more attention – some very notable. As he posted on his Twitter account, he performed at a Clemson camp over the summer.

Clemson is a part of the ACC, a conference notably prestigious for its attention to academics, an aspect of his future college experience he values.

“I’m mostly looking for academics, that’s the most important thing” Fudge said. “My second thing is just the coaching, how they are and the football program, if they’re really a family for the team.”

For Fudge, one school in particular would trump all of his other options. A school that doesn’t necessarily check a lot of his boxes, but a school that is close to his heart.

“My dream school would be LSU,” Fudge said. “It’s been my dream school since I was a little kid. I love the place of Louisiana, it’s really fun there and most of my family and friends live in Louisiana.”

Where Fudge attends is still up in the air at this point. With just over half of his senior season left to play, the end to his recruitment will be fun to monitor.

(You can follow Jordan Spina on Twitter @JSpina904)

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