Auburn leading receiver Kobe Hudson says he was ‘kicked off’ team: ‘I never wanted to leave’

Auburn has lost yet another player under first-year coach Bryan Harsin. Sophomore receiver Kobe Hudson announced Monday that he was leaving the team.

Hudson, in a since-deleted Instagram post, claimed he “never wanted to leave Auburn ever,” saying he was kicked off the team. He later created another post, saying it was his dream to play at Auburn. His post insinuated that a disagreement of some sort with Harsin was the cause of his leaving.

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Hudson’s exit represents a significant blow to the Tigers’ offense. He led the team in receptions (44) and receiving yards (580) and was tied with Demetrius Robinson for the team lead in receiving touchdowns (four) in 2021. Reports from Auburn Live indicate Hudson has yet to enter the transfer portal but will “most likely” transfer.

With Hudson’s departure, nine players have or are expected to transfer from Auburn, including former five-star quarterback Bo Nix. reports running back Shaun Shivers, receiver Elijah Canion, guard Tashawn Manning, defensive tackle Dre Butler, defensive lineman Caleb Johnson and defensive backs Ahmari Harvey and Ladarius Tennison have also transferred.

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