Parents: W.C. and Cindy Hudson
High School: Garner
Height, Weight: 5-foot-10, 180 pounds
Also Considered: UNC Pembroke, UNC Wilmington, Ohio State
Why Mount Olive? “It kind of just popped up out of nowhere, but the first time I talked to Coach (Carl) Lancaster, I knew I liked the program. My visit there was great and it was just like home.”
Major: Business Management or Marketing
Notable: Brighton went 16-3 during his junior and senior years combined for Garner, going 9-0 as a junior. So losing that first game as a senior was something he hadn’t experienced in a long time. “I hadn’t lost a game (as a starting pitcher) since the sixth grade,” he said. … But there were far more good times with the left-hander on the mound for Garner than there were those. “Going to the fourth round of the playoffs last year is something a lot of teams don’t get to experience,” he said. … In college, he wants to become more consistent with all three of his pitches (fastball, curveball and change-up). “I want to be confident in all three pitches and not always rely on one of them,” he said. … He played for the Carolina Cubs and the Canes during travel ball season.
Compiled by D. Clay Best