Our Diamond In The Rough section is designed to highlight skilled athletes that are flying under the radar that have the potential to possibly play at the next level. Today we will be highlighting Justin Hudson, Landry-Walker’s dual threat QB, class of 2021.
Leadership. Committed. Determination. Those are a few words used to describe Justin Hudson when asking coaches and teammates what makes him great. It’s not the God given ability to read the opposing team’s defensive and rip them apart with big play after big play. It’s not the speed and quickness he uses to extend plays to make the big throw down field. It’s not the study sessions he has with his personal tutor to make sure he maintains his 3.6 gpa. It’s the way he motivates his teammates to be great. It’s the way his teammates listen and hangs on to every word when he speaks and the effort they display in an attempt to not let him down…after all how could you not give it your all when you have a leader that is so committed and determined to be great!
We recently had an opportunity to sit down with Justin to ask him a few questions about this upcoming spring and off-season , his passion for the sport, and how it all began.
•What age did you start playing football?
I STARTED KIND OF EARLY. I WAS AROUND 6.
•What is one thing you want to accomplish during your high school career? WIN A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
•What is your biggest accomplishment in football this far? PASSING FOR 2,500 and SHING FOR OVER 1,000 YARDS. ALSO BEING NAMES ATHLETE OF YEAR.
•Has playing football ever help with personal problems off the field? YES, IT TEACHES ME TO NEVER GIVE UP AND TO WORK HARD FOR EVERYTHING I WANT IN LIFE.
•During your football career have you had to overcome any obstacles or difficulties? NO, THANK GOD I HAVEN’T HAD ANY MAJOR INJURIES AND GET TO GO OUT AND PLAY WITH MY BROTHERS EVERY NIGHT.
•What do you love the most about football? IT TAKES EVERYTHING AWAY A PERSONS DEALING WITH IN LIFE . HELPS YOU STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR GOALS TO BE ABLE TO BE COME SUCCESSFUL.
•Have there been times in the past where you felt like quitting? What motivated you to keep going? NO , I DO IT FOR MY MOTHER! THINKING ABOUT HER KEEPS ME STRONG.
•Would you consider football to be harder mentally or physically? MENTALLY BECAUSE IT TAKES A CERTAIN LEVEL OF FOCUS TO PUT YOUR BODY THROUGH SO MUCH PAIN PHYSICALLY.
•How do you handle wins and losses? I HAND IT GREAT, EVERYONE WINS AND LOSES. ITS A PART OF LIFE. ITS HOW YOU RESPOND THAT COUNTS.
•Who motivated you to start playing the game of football? MY DAD. HE INSTILLED THE LOVE OF THE GAME IN ME JUST BY SEEING HOW MUCH HE LOVED THE GAME.
•In what ways do you show your leadership on and off the field? BY SETTING AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS.
•Describe yourself in one word? INSPIRING
•How long did it take for you to realize you where above average at football? WHEN I FIRST STARTED HIGH SCHOOL
•What can you work on to better yourself as a player and person? RESPONSIBILITY. TAKING CARE OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND JUST BEING DILIGENT ABOUT IT.
•What NFL quarterback would you say your style resembles most? MICHEAL VICK. HE WAS THE GOAT!
•What advice would you give a young athlete would wanted to play football? KEEP WORKING AND ALL THE WORK IS GOING TO PAY OFF! JUST STAY PATIENT!