Eli Wolf leaving Vols for Georgia

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Eli Wolf transfers to Georgia

Eli Wolf is headed to the other side of one of the Tennessee’s rivalries in the SEC.

Wolf, a 6-4, 225 pound tight end, announced his decision to transfer to Georgia on Twitter Thursday. The Minster, Ohio native will play his final season with the Bulldogs after three seasons with the Vols.

The tight end entered the NCAA transfer portal last month and will be eligible to play immediately as a grad-transfer.

“I will leave the University of Tennessee with great memories, lasting friendships, and a college degree,” Wolf wrote in his statement.

Wolf did not have as much success on the field as he would have liked to last season. He hauled in just five catches for 30 yards and one touchdown, a year after totaling three catches in 2017.

Wolf joined Tennessee as a walk-on in 2015, following his brother Ethan Wolf who was already on the roster. Ethan became the first Tennessee true freshman to start a season opener at tight end. His 91 catches rank second at the position while his 998 receiving yards were enough to pass Jason Witten for fourth all-time in the Tennessee tight end record book. Eli would eventually earn a scholarship from Butch jones in 2017.

While Tennessee is losing depth at tight end, the Vols already fixed that issue by signing Sean Brown and Jackson Lowe. They will join Dominick Wood-Anderson, LaTrell Bumphus, Jacob Warren and Austin Pope.

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