(Photo Courtesy of Army West Point Athletics)
Former Army West Point Defenseman Marcus Hudgins will be transferring to Ohio State. He officially announced his decision via Instagram on Friday afternoon.
Hudgins will have two years of eligibility left upon his arrival in Columbus.
In 2021, Hudgins was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year in 2021 while also being named a second-team USILA All-American an earning third-team All-American honors by Inside Lacrosse. He recorded 36 ground balls and caused 23 turnovers as the leader of the Black Knights defense, which ended the season ranked fifth nationally.
Named a preseason All-American ahead of the 2022 season, Hudgins never took the field for the Black Knights this past spring due to “personal issues.”
At Ohio State, Hudgins joins a squad that is coming off a 10-6 campaign that ended with a loss to Cornell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes had the 37th best defense, along with Loyola, this past spring as they allowed 11.62 goals per game.
In joining that Buckeye defense, Hudgins joins forces with Bobby Van Buren and Jacob Snyder. Van Buren is coming off a stellar freshman season in which he caused 11 turnovers and grabbed 22 ground balls as the Buckeyes’ top cover man. Snyder is a three-year starter at close and recorded 10 caused turnovers and 10 ground balls last spring.