Eli Wolf made quite the impact during his time at Tennessee.
After walking on in Knoxville, he earned a scholarship, represented the team during SEC Media Days, and served as a team captain this fall.
Eli Wolf, a blocking tight end who drew rave reviews for his effort from Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt, graduates in May and is looking to finish his career elsewhere.
The two leading contenders: Georgia and Ohio State.
According to DawgNation, he has already been to Athens, and visited with quarterback Jake Fromm and outgoing tight end Isaac Nauta.
He also fills a huge position of need for the Dawgs, if he elects to make the move within the SEC East:
Georgia’s tight end depth issue has been well documented with just two healthy scholarship tight ends on the roster. Rising senior Charlie Woerner and redshirt freshman John Fitzpatrick return.
Junior Isaac Nauta (6-4, 240) elected to bypass his senior season and declare for the NFL draft. Freshman Luke Ford chose to transfer to his home state school, Illinois.
UGA early enrollee Ryland Goede suffered a knee injury last season and may not be cleared at the start of fall drills.
Wolf is an Ohio native though, and could also look to return home for his final season. The Buckeyes return a ton of tight end depth, but are hosting Wolf in the coming days, per the report.
He holds multiple school records at Minster High School.
While his main utility at Tennessee was as a blocker, both at tight end and occasionally in the backfield as a fullback, he has flashed some catching ability.
In the Vols’ 2018 spring game, he led the team with five catches for 63 yards. During his UT career, he caught eight catches for 78 yards and a score.
While he may not be the most exciting playmaker, someone with his leadership and blocking ability could really help either of these CFB powers, especially a run-heavy group like Georgia. We should find out more after his trip to Columbus.