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Hudson Wolfe commits to Tennessee Volunteers

Hudson Wolfe

Hardin County Tiger Hudson Wolfe ended lots of speculation Monday, June 15 when he announced his decision to commit to continue his football career as a Tennessee Volunteer. Wolfe, a four-star recruit as a rising senior at tight end, also had offers from Alabama, Ohio State, and many other schools across the country. Hudson is ranked as the number one tight end in both Tennessee and in the United States in his recruiting class by recruiting site rivals.
“I am very excited to announce that I have committed to play for Tennessee,” said Hudson during an interview with us one day after making his much anticipated decision known. “I had kind of set a deadline for myself to make my final decision after they shut down recruiting for the summer as I knew I would not be going to any more college campuses until the fall. I had narrowed my list to five schools in March to Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia and Ole Miss. I never really ruled anybody out that was on the list or narrowed it down any further. I just finally made up my mind about one week ago that Tennessee was who I wanted to play for.”
Wolfe made the UT coaching staff aware of his decision on a Zoom call a few days before making it public. Hudson was in Nashville and included on the Zoom call were his mom and sister back home,  along with Tennessee Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt, Volunteer Offensive Coordinator Jim Chaney, UT Offensive Line Coach Will Friend, and Vol Tight Ends Coach Joe Osovet.
We asked Hudson what was it that pushed Tennessee across the finish line as the leader when it came time to make up his mind. “Well, UT has won a lot in the past and I believe Coach Pruitt when he says we are going to win again. Being an in-state recruit was also big for me, Tennessee has some of the best fans in the country and I look forward to representing them.”
Hudson told us he had taken advantage of having a friend in Knoxville who is a big part of the football program to talk to in former Hardin County Tiger standout and current UT Volunteer Latrell Bumphus. “Latrell and I have gotten very close as he has been home due to COVID-19. We have had several conversations about everything going on with the football program and around the campus, he has been great to let me pick his brain.
“I’m going to sign in December during the early signing period and I plan to enroll early as well. I can hardly wait to get up there, I’m super excited to be a Vol.”

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