ATHENS — Georgia football has positioned itself to land Tennessee graduate transfer Eli Wolf in what could prove to be a pivotal offseason addition.
Wolf, a veteran tight end who coach Jeremy Pruitt chose to represent the Vols at SEC Media Day last summer, visited Athens last weekend and received an offer.
Chaney, coincidentally, has since left Georgia and is now the Vols’ new offensive coordinator.
Wolf began his career at Tennessee as a walk-on but earned a scholarship before the 2017 season, starting the season-opening win over Georgia Tech before getting derailed by an ankle injury in the next game.
Wolf has grown bigger and stronger each year, and last season he started seven games for the Vols, proving capable of lining up at fullback as well as tight end.
The younger brother of former Tennessee tight end Ethan Wolf, Eli had catches in five consecutive games last season — Auburn, Alabama, South Carolina, Charlotte and Kentucky.
Wolf is originally from Minster, Ohio, and has one year of eligibility remaining.
Dan Harralson of VolsWire was the first to report the news Georgia had offered the scholarship.
If Wolf were to choose Georgia it would essentially complete a trade between the schools, as former reserve defensive back Deangelo Gibbs is headed to Tennessee.
Tennessee tight end Eli Wolf at SEC Media Day
Eli Wolf week of Vols win over Kentucky