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Reports: Drew Richmond, Eli Wolf enter NCAA transfer portal

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It’s transfer season in college football and names all around the country are popping up in the NCAA’s transfer portal. It’s been fairly quiet around Tennessee in this aspect, until this afternoon. According to multiple reports, tackle Drew Richmond and tight end Eli Wolf have taken the first step towards transferring.

Entering the portal doesn’t necessarily mean the players will leave, but it gives them the ability to speak with other programs. Jordan Allen, for example, entered the portal a couple of weeks back and chose to return.

Wolf and Richmond join receiver Latrell Williams in the NCAA’s transfer database.

Richmond, a former five-star tackle, was a starter for Tennessee last season. It had been rumored that Richmond was considering declaring for the NFL Draft, now he’s weight his options elsewhere. Tennessee will likely sign five players on the offensive line this cycle, but losing Richmond would mean losing depth, which the Vols can’t afford to lose much of.

The Vols have already signed two tight ends this year to go along with the two that they signed in 2018. It’s very possible that Wolf could be the odd man out of the 2019 equation.

Expect some movement now, and probably some more during or after spring practice.