ATHENS, Ohio– Sophomore cornerback Jamal Hudson (Miami, Fla.) played in nine games as a true freshman for the Bobcats in 2017. He registered eight tackles (three solo, five assisted) and four pass breakups for Ohio during the season. He also recorded two pass breakups on Nov. 8 against Toledo.
OhioBobcats.com caught up with Hudson following the Bobcats' 13th practice of fall camp today for a quick question and answer session.
Q: With week three starting today, how is camp going?
A: "It's going well. We're getting the young guys to learn new things as far as defense. We're getting everyone to communicate on defense. We've got to stay on point and stay focused and we'll be fine."
Q: With this being your second camp, how is this camp different than last year as a true freshman?
A: "It's very different. Coming in my second year, I'm still learning new things. Defense changes every year, so as far picking everything up, it wasn't hard. I'm also communicating more and talking more. Last year I was just getting started. I got to play in a few games, so it was a good way to get my feet wet for this year."
Q: What goals have you set for yourself this year?
A: "For me personally, I want to have a lot of tackles and interceptions. I'm looking to get more pass breakups and do my best to lift everyone up on the defense. If we're down or even if we're up, I'm still trying to bring energy within the team. That's my plan for this year."
Q: What are your thoughts on the team entering 2018?
A: "Honestly, I feel like this year we are more focused on the goal, which is the MAC Championship. But we're also going to take it one game at a time and focus on each team as they come up on the schedule, and not worry about future teams that we're going to play. If we execute each game, then we'll be fine."
Ohio will open the 2018 season on Sept. 1 with a 2 p.m. ET matchup against Howard at Peden Stadium. The contest will be broadcast on ESPN+. Click here for ticket information or call 1-800-575-CATS (2287).