Defensive tackle Marlon Walls has been cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse and will join Tennessee's football team this week.
"I’m hitting the road tonight, got practice tomorrow," the former Olive Branch (Miss.) High School standout said. "I’m ready to roll."
Walls, who was originally recruited as a linebacker, spent last season improving his grades and playing defensive tackle at Hargrave Military Academy.
Walls said he now weighs 290 pounds and has been working out and studying UT's playbook as he anticipated the NCAA's decision.
When UT coaches Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron called him this afternoon, he knew he was on his way.
"I knew what time it was," Walls said. "It was time to go."