Tennessee Graduate Transfer Tight End Eli Wolf to Visit Ohio State, Per Report

By Dan Hope on February 4, 2019 at 2:34 pm
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Former Tennessee tight end Eli Wolf is planning to visit Ohio State after National Signing Day, according to a report by DawgNation's Mike Griffith.

Per Griffith's report, Wolf also visited Georgia on Jan. 27.

A native of Minster, Ohio, Wolf began his career at Tennessee as a walk-on and has only caught nine career passes for 86 yards and a touchdown. That said, Wolf served as a game captain for the Volunteers last year (Tennessee does not name full-season captains) and started seven of their 12 games. He was used primarily as a blocker by the Volunteers, seeing some snaps at fullback in addition to tight end.

Ohio State returns all four of its scholarship tight ends from last year's roster – Luke Farrell, Rashod Berry, Jeremy Ruckert and Jake Hausmann – and also adds an incoming freshman in Cormontae Hamilton, so it's not a big position of need for the Buckeyes. Given that Farrell and Berry both played regularly last season and Ruckert should be in line for more playing time as a sophomore, it seems unlikely that Wolf would play a major role at Ohio State.

If the Buckeyes are looking to add some short-term depth or someone who can step in right away as a blocker at the position, though, an Ohio native who climbed his way from the bottom to the top of an SEC depth chart could be a good option.

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