The Tennessee Vols made another big addition to their 2021 recruiting class on Monday morning.
Four-star tight end Hudson Wolfe, 6-foot-6/240 lbs from Savannah, TN (Hardin County), announced his commitment to the Volunteers via a video with Rivals.com.
— Hudson Wolfe (@HudsonWolfe80) June 15, 2020
Wolfe is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 6 player in the state of Tennessee and the No. 9 tight end in the nation.
The Tennessee native chose the Vols over Ohio State, which is not something that probably happens a couple of years ago.
During the Butch Jones era, we saw numerous highly-rated in-state players head elsewhere to play college football (Tee Higgins and Amari Rodgers to Clemson for example). But under Pruitt, we’re starting to see more of those players stay home and play for the Volunteers.
Wolfe noted that one of the main reasons he committed to Tennessee was the memory of the Vols’ double-overtime loss to Oklahoma in 2015. He said it’s still one of the loudest crowds he’s ever heard (I can attest, I was on the sideline that night and you couldn’t hear the person next to you).
Tennessee now has 24 commits to its 2021 recruiting class, which is ranked No. 3 in the nation (just barely behind Clemson). The Vols also have a commitment from 2021 three-star tight end Miles Campbell, who is one of UT’s higher-rated three-star commits.
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