Vols TE commit to miss remainder of senior season due to injury

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    Hudson Wolfe’s senior season of high school football has come to an unfortunate end due to injury.

    Wolfe tweeted out that he was undergoing back surgery to repair the injury that has forced him to miss the first three games of his senior season at Hardin County High School in Savannah, Tennessee.

    “This is not how I wanted to end my high school career,” Wolfe tweeted. “I hate not being on the field with my team. @Vol_Football #PoweredByTheT

    “I’m working with a great team of doctors, and they have advised me that surgery is my only option to be back to 100%,” he wrote in his note. “I will be back in no time! When I wake up from surgery, my FOCUS and #1 PRIORITY is to have the mentality of a professional as I rehab. I’m more COMMITTED and more DETERMINED than ever to do what I need to do to accomplish my GOALS!

    “#1 Contribute to the success of UT football.

    “#2 Perform at a level that gives me the opportunity to play the game I love for a long time.”

    Wolfe committed to the Vols on June 15 over his other finalists of Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, and Ole Miss.

    According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Wolfe is the No. 206 overall prospect, No. 7 tight end, and No. 5 recruit in the state of Tennessee in the 2021 class. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound athlete is expected to be an early enrollee in the 2021 class.

    Tennessee first extended an offer to Wolfe back in late January of 2019, and he’s visited campus multiple times since then. Wolfe’s most recent trip to Knoxville came in mid-March before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down recruiting visits indefinitely. Wolfe also took a visit to see Ole Miss at the beginning of March and had a trip planned to see Ohio State before recruiting visits were shut down temporarily.

    For a while, it seemed like Ohio State had all the momentum in Wolfe’s recruiting. But Tennessee’s staff continued to make the talented tight end a top priority, and he’s one of the Vols’ top targets not just in the state, but in the whole cycle.

    Wolfe caught 27 passes for 471 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. He helped Hardin County reach Tennessee’s Class 4A state quarterfinals.

    Ben McKee
    Ben McKee is a graduate from the University of Tennessee and has a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. He grew up an Army brat and lived in Alabama for a bit, but he bleeds orange. He covers Tennessee football, basketball, baseball, and the Lady Vols for RTI, and he's also a co-host on the RTI Live Show and RTI Podcast. You can also hear Ben on the morning sports radio show "The Swain Event." He's the producer and co-host along with former Vol wide receiver Jayson Swain.