Vols Land Jarnell Stokes

The Tennessee basketball team made a big splash in the recruiting game today by landing five-star forward Jarnell Stokes. The icing on the cake is that the 6-foot-8, 255 pound Stokes can play for the Vols this season.

Because of a transfer rule, Stokes was ruled ineligible for his senior basketball season. Because he graduated earlier this month, Stokes is eligible to enroll at the University of Tennessee immediately. Because the Vols still had a remaining scholarship available, Stokes can play this season.

The Vols are 4-6 this season and could definitely use the help of an elite player like Stokes. Paperwork still needs to be filed, Stokes needs to begin attending classes and then the move has to be approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse before Stokes can set foot on the court in a Vols uniform. Once that happens, he could begin playing immediately.

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