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4-star tight end Hudson Wolfe decommits from Tennessee

A brutal loss for a class that is quickly collapsing.

NCAA Football: Florida at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

One of the prized in-state recruits in the 2021 Tennessee Volunteers recruiting class has reopened his recruitment. 4-star tight end Hudson Wolfe out of Savannah, Tennessee posted the update on Twitter.

In what seems like a cruel joke, Tennessee has now lost three of its most important commits from the 2021 cycle. Wolfe is a true blocking tight end with near college-ready size. Tennessee’s tight end room is woeful and needed a major influx of talent. Hence why they’ve taken commitments from three players at the position, Wolfe being the highest rated and most likely to make an immediate impact.

That was no guarantee, of course. Wolfe had a serious enough back injury that prevented him from playing his senior year of high school. There has been no word on if the injury was lingering or not, but he would be far enough removed from enrolling that he could make a full recovery.

Wolfe’s decommitment means that Tennessee is expected to grab just one of the top-10 rated recruits in the state of Tennessee this year, and just four of the top-20. With less than two weeks to go until Early Signing Day, don’t expect them to make up ground.

Tennessee’s 2021 class (and Jeremy Pruitt’s future for that matter) seems to be crashing. The Volunteers have lost commitments from 5-star LB Terrence Lewis, 4-star CB Damarius McGhee, 4-star TE Hudson Wolfe, and 3-star DT Darrell Jackson in the span of two weeks. That’s a major outflow of talent that simply isn’t being replaced. Given rumors about what might occur on the recruiting trail in the next few days, there’s a good chance the class is the lowest rated of the Pruitt era.

In a year where you are guaranteed to have a losing record, those types of results simply won’t cut it.