Will Hudson Card Be the Next Great Longhorns QB?

Will Hudson Card Be the Next Great Longhorns QB?

The Texas Longhorns will have four scholarship quarterbacks for the 2020 season, including one of the nation’s top recruits—four-star QB Hudson Card of powerhouse Lake Travis High School.

Like Sam Ehlinger, who played at Westlake (Lake Travis’s top rival), Card is a lifelong Longhorns fan. In fact, he was the first commit of the 2020 recruiting class and is among the early enrollee freshmen participating in spring practices. Also like Sam, he plans to enroll in the McCombs School of Business.

“It’s been my dream school my whole life, so that was a big reason [for committing in May 2018],” Card said.

A converted wide receiver, Card had more than 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns receiving as a sophomore in 2017. He moved to quarterback as a junior and led Lake Travis to the state title game, falling to North Shore. He totaled more than 3,500 yards and 50 touchdowns in 2018.

Card missed most of his senior season to a foot injury, but returned to in the playoffs to lead his team to the semi-final game, again coming up short to eventual champion North Shore.

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Card also held offers from Ohio State, Alabama and Auburn. He was Texas District 25-6A newcomer of the year in 2017 as a receiver. It’s almost certain he will redshirt in 2020 and compete for playing time in 2021 with Casey Thompson and fellow freshman Ja’Quinden Jackson—another dynamic playmaker from Duncanville.


  • Highly mobile quarterback with more quickness than top-end speed.
  • Makes quick, smart decisions.
  • Shows great on-field leadership.
  • Competed in the biggest games at the Texas high school level against some of the state’s best competition.
  • Nimble runner in the open field.
  • Accurate on deep throws.


  • Could stand to add more muscle.
  • Played less than a year and a half at quarterback.
  • Highlights mostly show throws to wide-open receivers.
  • Needs to show ability to check down to second and third options.
  • Needs to add zip on shorter throws.

Hudson Card Player Profile


Height: 6-2 | Weight: 179

High School Stats: 3,500 yards passing, 50 touchdowns, 619 yards rushing, 9 TDs

#2 Dual-Threat QB Nationally

#7 Overall Recruit in Texas

#57 Overall Recruit Nationally

Twitter: @Hcard7

Instagram: @hcard7

Hudson Card Highlights


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