DENTON, Texas - Men's golf coach Brad Stracke has added two more key pieces to the 2013 recruiting class as Nick Rodriguez and Andrew Hudson signed with North Texas.
Rodriguez, who hails from Shrewsbury, Mass., won the AJGA Deutsche Bank Partners tournament and has been named as one of the top 12 junior golfers in Massachusetts. Hudson is a three-time TAPPS All-State selection.
"Nick has a classic golf swing which produces a lot of quality golf shots," said Stracke. "He can hit some of the best long irons that I have ever seen on the recruiting trail. Nick has a lot of talent and playing in a warmer climate will help his game get to the next level."
In 2012, Rodriguez was the medalist at the high school district tournament with a round of 68, and he also captured the Mid-Wach A League Tournament Medalist honors with a 71.
Rodriguez won the AJGA Deutsche Bank Partners tournament with a final round of 68 and overcame a six-stroke deficit entering the final round to win the boys division by two strokes.
Rodriguez in 2010 was selected as a Mid-Wach A League All-Star and member. He was featured as one of the top-12 junior golfers in Massachusetts in Mass Golfer Magazine. Rodriguez finished eight at the AJGA Rochester Junior open and fourth at the U.S. Public Links Qualifier. In total, Rodriguez has nine top-10 finishes.
Hudson, who hails from Burleson and plays at Fort Worth Southwest Christian, finished second at the AJGA Goodman Networks junior at Timmarron. He fired a 7-under par and it was his second AJGA top-five finish of 2012. Hudson finished in fourth place at the AJGA Aspen Junior Golf Classic.
"Andrew bombs it off the tee and hits it straight," said Stracke. "He's a solid iron player and had some great finishes this summer. Andrew is very calm on the course and has tremendous upside. I'm looking for great things in the near future out of him."
As a sophomore, Hudson finished in fourth place at the Texas Legends Junior Tour Texas Boys State Junior Championship. He was named all-state three state years and was the TAPPS 4A All-State Medalist last year in leading his team to the state title.