A big setback to the 2020 Texas football recruiting class happened last weekend with Lake Travis’ Hudson Card out for the season with a foot injury.
The 2020 Texas football recruiting class is on pace to finish with another top five ranking among the national class rankings. Part of that is thanks to the commitment of the highly touted four-star dual-threat quarterback and Lake Travis High School senior Hudson Card.
During his senior campaign, Card was hoping to take the talented Lake Travis team to the heights of Texas State High School Championship contention. Lake Travis is a powerhouse program in the backyard of the University of Texas. This is a high-powered recruiting grounds for the Texas Longhorns football program to constantly draw from.
Card is one key recruit that head Texas football coach Tom Herman and offensive coordinator Tim Beck were able to nab early on in his pursuit. According to Horns247, the injury that resulted in Card missing the rest of the Lake Travis season was a foot problem that will require surgery that came in an outing against rival Westlake.
This is a detriment to not just Card and the Lake Travis High School football program. It is also a detriment to the Longhorns and the potential early development of Card. If he was planning on enrolling early at Texas, then this injury could hamper him a bit come spring ball.
Card ranks as the nation’s No. 68 2020 high school prospect and the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback. He is also a top 10 ranked prospect coming out of the state of Texas. He was a huge get for the Longhorns to solidify the quarterback position in the 2020 recruiting class. But this is clearly a setback.
Since the Longhorns have other quarterbacks on the roster and on the way to campus that could make an early impact, this injury to Card isn’t an absolute disaster. But this is also bad to see a hard-working and talented high school senior like Card end his final season at Lake Travis this way.
This injury shouldn’t be a setback to the recruiting ranking for Card. Hopefully we can see him get a strong recovery and make his way to the Forty Acres on a strong note. It’s always bad to hear news like this for a talented kid like Card.