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Bears Add Houston Cornerback Khamani Hudson

February 7, 2024
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The Bears dipped into the Texas market again with the commitment of 6-1/170 North Shore (Houston, Texas) cornerback Khamani Hudson today as an addition in the 2024 late signing period.

“Khamani’s a corner who’s got really good intangibles and can run,” Cal head coach Justin Wilcox said. “Fast and can run. Has some good length and we feel he’s got a big upside.”

Hudson was on his official visit to Cal over the weekend a week after the Bears extended an offer to the 3 star Houston athlete who was in his first season at cornerback for North Shore and the visit made a big impression on the future Bear.

“I enjoyed my visit,” Hudson said. “I got to try some new things I’ve never seen on my side of town and get a feel of a culture I’m not used to. The coaches, players, and staff embraced me and made sure I knew that they were there to support me fully at all times, so overall I liked it at Cal.”

The Bears’ newest addition has the length and quick hips they’re always looking for at corner and also possesses an impressive 77-inch wingspan.

As a senior in his first season at cornerback, the speedy Hudson, who clocked in at 4.4 in the 40 totaled 2 interceptions, 11 pass breakups, 23 solo tackles and 29 total tackles on the season, earning 6A All-District honors in helping lead 15-1 North Shore to a 6A state semifinals win over powerhouse Austin Westlake and a close loss in the state championship to nationally-ranked Duncanville for the second straight season. He also handled punting duties as well.

Also offered by Houston and UAB, Hudson was an early commit to Lamar before flipping to Cal. Hudson becomes the 30th commit to the 2024 class including portal additions and grad transfers.

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Bears Add Houston Cornerback Khamani Hudson

3,016 Views | 8 Replies | Last: 13 days ago by Rushinbear
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Fantastic news! Great addition! Welcome to the Bears, Khamani!
Goobear
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Khamani welcome to you and your family to Cal Football. Wishing you the best of success on and off the field. Go Bears!
01Bear
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Welcome Khalmani! Go Bears!
Big C
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We're glad you're coming to Cal, Khamani! Big addition to our DB room. Welcome to the Cal family and Go Bears!!!
evanluck
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Welcome to the Cal Family Khamani! Can't wait to see you running out of the tunnel at Memorial Stadium!
Bearly Clad
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Welcome to the Cal Family Khamani!

Lots to like about him as a late-cycle commit. He's fast and he plays like it, some guys with 4.4/4.5 speed don't look as fast on tape but he shows it on film. He has a knack for getting his hands into the WRs arms to break up passes which is another great skill to have, some CBs have tight coverage but end up just giving up a lot of tight-window receptions because they don't know how to contest at the catch point.

But my favorite part of his game is how physical a tackler he is, he uses that 4.4 speed to break on the ball, sift through traffic and avoid blocks, and then closes with authority. A guy with his size and length over 6-0 and speed to go with it will be a physical presence on the outside and that's something we ask of our corners consistently. I guarantee during his time in the Blue & Gold he's gonna make some receivers think twice about catching a bubble screen and regret that it was called for them.

Can't wait to see you suit up for The University of California Mr. Hudson and glad to have you and your family in Bear Territory!
oski003
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Great. Another scholarship punter. :/
Rushinbear
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Bearly Clad said:

Welcome to the Cal Family Khamani!

Lots to like about him as a late-cycle commit. He's fast and he plays like it, some guys with 4.4/4.5 speed don't look as fast on tape but he shows it on film. He has a knack for getting his hands into the WRs arms to break up passes which is another great skill to have, some CBs have tight coverage but end up just giving up a lot of tight-window receptions because they don't know how to contest at the catch point.

But my favorite part of his game is how physical a tackler he is, he uses that 4.4 speed to break on the ball, sift through traffic and avoid blocks, and then closes with authority. A guy with his size and length over 6-0 and speed to go with it will be a physical presence on the outside and that's something we ask of our corners consistently. I guarantee during his time in the Blue & Gold he's gonna make some receivers think twice about catching a bubble screen and regret that it was called for them.

Can't wait to see you suit up for The University of California Mr. Hudson and glad to have you and your family in Bear Territory!
Hips. Got loose hips. Can run and cover at the same time. Rare quality.
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