Warburton, who knew Hodson from the Watford youth team way back when, made the full-back his eighth signing of what has been a hectic summer last week.
The 24-year-old joined Rangers from MK Dons, having been shipped up to Scotland for a season-long loan with Kilmarnock last season, and the Gers boss intimates that he is perhaps even good enough for the Premier League.
"I was amazed Lee was not still playing at English Championship level — or even higher," he said via The Mail about the right-back.
"But I saw his impact at Kilmarnock last season. He made his debut against us at Ibrox in the Scottish Cup and acquitted himself very well."
Despite Warburton's glowing suggestion about the full-back's talent, Hodson has a big job on his hands to either displace right-back James Tavernier or left-back and captain Lee Wallace, having also played there from time to time.
He follows Jordan Rossiter, Joey Barton, Clint Hill, Niko Kranjcar, Matt Gilks, Josh Windass and Matt Crooks to Ibrox this summer.
There's an excellent blend of youth, experience and everything in between there and Rangers fans will be optimistic that a Premiership title challenge awaits them on their big return to Scotland's top flight.