The Rebels were in the running earlier this year. So was Ohio State. But four-star Hardin County (Tenn.) tight end Hudson Wolfe decided to stay home and commit to the Vols.
Now, he has decided that he wants to leave home to see what all the fuss is about in Oxford, flipping his verbal commitment to Ole Miss and signing with Lane Kiffin. The nation’s No. 52 player chose to commit to tight ends coach Joe Jon Finley over notable offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina, Texas A&M, and Southern Cal.
Wolfe had 27 catches for 471 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior to help Hardin County reach the Class 4A state quarterfinals in 2019, finishing 11-3. Unfortunately, he missed his senior season due to a microdiscectomy procedure in September. He has been working towards preparing for college all year.
The newest Rebel looks to follow in the footsteps of Evan Engram, Dawson Knox, and Kenny Yeboah as the next tight end from Oxford to make plays all over Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
How does he fit in?
The 6-foot-6, 235-pound pass-catcher brings an elite skill set to Ole Miss. He has a tall, thick frame, allowing him to outmuscle smaller defensive backs and to jump over linebackers. He utilizes his hands well when hauling in a pass and blocking defenders at the line of scrimmage. But, his biggest asset is his large frame and ability to use it to get himself open.
The aforementioned Yeboah is bound for the NFL after the 2020 season so Wolfe should be able to come in and compete right away with Demarcus Thomas and Casey Kelly.