With the 2014 season set to begin in one week. Minster High senior four-star tight end and University of Tennessee commit Ethan Wolf had one remaining pre-season scrimmage left against Wapakoneta before he could officially put his summer behind him.
“Our team has really been working hard, striving to get many wins this season. We want to build off of what we did last season. Our new coaches are really stressing toughness. We need a sense of urgency to get better. We did some good things tonight, but we also did some things that we need to work on. One of those is to come out with a relentless effort and energy, just to come out and punch people in the mouth. That’s one thing they have really been stressing this year. They‘ve pushed us hard in the weight room trying to get us stronger and overall just stressing toughness.”
The 6’6, 240-pound pass catching tight end worked hard all summer to improve his game.
“All summer I worked really hard on my development as a Tight End. I really hit the weights hard this offseason. I had to get stronger. I wanted to get bigger so I could be more physical this year. Coach has been teaching me some things about route running and just perfecting my game.”
After committing to the Volunteers on April 10th, Wolf has continued to be recruited by other schools.
“It varies by week to week, but yeah I do still get letters and interest from other schools. I’m a solid commit to Tennessee, so it doesn’t matter.”
Tennessee fans will be seeing a lot of Wolf in the near future as he will be in town quite a bit.
“I plan on going to every home game. I keep in touch with all of the commits. We have the infamous group chat where we all keep in touch from our iPhone’s. We’re all going to try and get to as many games together as possible. I love it there. I will be enrolling early and my report date is January 6th.”
The Buckeye state star desires to go into his college career with the best class possible. He has put his own recruiting hat on of late.
“We’re working on a few guys . We need some more offensive and defensive lineman. Clifton Garret, linebacker, is another guy we are trying to sway. He is a big need here."
Analysts take: After watching Wolf play in the scrimmage, he shows a willingness to stick his nose in on plays and block until the whistle. He will block defensive ends and linebackers at will. He always seems to get a good push up front. His best attribute is pass-catching. Tonight he only had 1 catch for 15 yards. He caught a fade route for what would have been a touchdown, but he landed out of bounds. For an athlete his size, he runs very well! He has a knack for finding open space and making himself a big target for his quarterback.