Yemi Makanjuola, a 6-foot-9 post player, appears to be the newest Vol as of Tuesday evening.
There was no confirmation from UT. Several websites, including GVX247.com, reported Makanjuola’s commitment.
Not a great deal is known about Makanjuola, other than published reports that he came to the U.S. from Nigeria in January 2010 and enrolled at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia.
He transferred to Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C., for the 2010-11 season.
He had recently visited UT and Indiana. Hofstra and Wyoming were also listed as schools of interest on the rivals.yahoo.com web site.
While statistics or rankings on Makanjuola are not available, he fills a need for bodies in the post.
Tennessee had only Kenny Hall, Jeronne Maymon and Renaldo Woolridge on the roster to man both the power forward and post positions.
Makanjuola joins perimeter players Quinton Chievous and Josh Richardson, and point guard Wes Washpun as spring signees since Martin was hired.
Makanjuola and junior-college post player Dwight Miller had been under consideration for offers. It is unlikely Martin would add to the roster further.
Chievous, a son of former Missouri All-American Derrick Chievous, was formally introduced by UT on Tuesday.
“Quinton has a lot of the characteristics coaches love,” Martin said in a UT release. “He’s a hard worker who’s dedicated to putting time in to continue to enhance his skills. He’s very athletic and is a great competitor. He has the tools to be a really good player because he can do a lot of different things .”
As a senior this past season for Notre Dame High School in Niles, Ill., the 6-foot-5 Chievous averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds per game.