Versatile Hudson Williams (2023) Verbally Commits to NC State

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Hudson Williams from Powell, Ohio has made a verbal commitment to North Carolina State University for the 2023-24 school year. He was an Honorable Mention on our Way Too Early list of top boys recruits from the high school class of 2023.

“I am extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at NC State University! I want to thank my coaches, teammates, and family for helping me throughout my journey. Can’t wait to be part of the Wolfpack family! Go Pack!! 🐺♦️”

Williams is a junior at Olentangy Liberty High School. He was runner-up in the 200 IM (1:49.63) and placed fourth in the 100 breast (56.82) at the 2021 Ohio High School Division 1 State Championships in February. He also led off the 200 free relay with a lifetime-best 50 free time of 20.91, and he anchored the 400 free relay (45.68).

Williams does his year-round club swimming with New Albany Aquatics Club. He has had an impressive 2021 so far, dropping time across the board. He has one of the faster 200 IM times in the class, but he is also a potential threat in backstroke and freestyle. In March, he went best times in the 50 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and 400 IM at the NCSA Spring Championships. He finaled in all his events, coming in 6th in the 50 back (22.32), 14th in the 100 breast (56.86), 15th in the 200 breast (2:02.05), 4th in the 200 IM (1:48.65), and 8th in the 400 IM (3:58.36). This summer, he wrapped up long course season at Richmond Futures, improving his lifetime bests in the 100 free (52.25), 100 back (57.53), 100 breast (1:05.82), 200 breast (2:25.22), and 200 IM (2:06.84).

Best SCY times:

  • 200 IM – 1:48.34
  • 100 back – 48.57
  • 50 back – 22.32
  • 50 free – 20.91
  • 100 free – 44.97
  • 100 breast – 56.39
  • 400 IM – 3:56.34

Williams will suit up for the Wolfpack with class of 2027 verbal commits Mitchell Ledford, Will Heck, and Henry Lee. NC State finished second (by two point) to Louisville at the 2021 ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

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2 years ago

Being a close friend of Hudson, I am so incredibly proud of him! Along with being a great athlete he’s also a great student who does a boat load of charity work! Hudson is helping to lead a mission trip this summer where he will be building houses for families in Ecuador! Recently, Hudson has taken a liking to bird watching and has become an avid bird watcher hoping to one day become a professional in this field. You’re an all star Hudson thank you!

Mr. Pack
2 years ago


Reply to  Mr. Pack
2 years ago

Texas living rent-free in your 4th place head…

nc state man
Reply to  Stewie
2 years ago

come back to this in a few years

Pack Mack
Reply to  Stewie
2 years ago

So instead of celebrating this young man’s opportunity you offer this?
Be better dude.

Reply to  Pack Mack
2 years ago

NC State is a great program, on the rise. And this appears to be an outstanding young man who will hopefully thrive there. My comment was directed at Mr, Pack’s pathetic horns down comment, which lacks class.

Mr. Pack
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2 years ago


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2 years ago

Go Pack!🐺🐺🐺🐺

Hoosier Daddy
Reply to  Breezeway
2 years ago

Breezeway, your school is buns!!!

Reply to  Hoosier Daddy
2 years ago

See you in March, Hootie

Pack fan
2 years ago

JR Taylor is also in this 2027 class

Monkey Business
2 years ago

Y’all missed JR Taylor and Henry Lee who both committed to NC state

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