Tennessee basketball has landed another addition to the Class of 2022 with the signing of four-star DJ Jefferson, On3’s Joe Tipton reports.
Jefferson announced his top three on May 8 and picked Rocky Top over the Cougars and Demon Deacons after visiting Knoxville last weekend.
Jefferson is the second recruiting ground for Rick Barnes and the Vols this week, as New York 2023 forward Tobe Awaka signed for Tennessee on Tuesday.
Jefferson, a native of Richardson, Texas, is the third high school hire in the class of 2022, joining Knoxville Catholic guard BJ Edwards and five-star Link Academy forward Julian Phillips, who signed on last week.
Overall, Jefferson marks the fourth addition to Class 22, joining Indiana State transfer guard Tyreke Key as well as the two incoming freshmen.
Jefferson is a 6’5″, 190 lbs. is a three-star rookie and the No. 131 player on 247sports composite ranking, but a four-star player and No. 77 player overall on On3, with the ranking doubling On3 staff Jefferson as the 45th player overall in the class Jefferson is 120th nationally on Rivals and is rated as a four-star rookie.
Adding Jefferson to the Vols as a true wing is a win for Tennessee, as senior Josiah-Jordan James and sophomore Jahmai Mashack are currently the only two true wingers on the roster, and that’s only if James is returning to Tennessee and not heading to the NBA.
Tennessee isn’t the first team to land a commitment from Jefferson, as the Minnesota Preparatory Academy product committed to Tulsa on Aug. 7, 2021 before opting out on March 13.
Although Jefferson is originally from Texas, he played ball in high school in Minnesota, having a strong senior season that saw him rise through the recruiting ranks.
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With Jefferson’s commitment, Tennessee has two scholarships up for grabs.
Jefferson’s highlights can be seen below, courtesy of Fresh Coast Hoops.
Cover photo via Brandon Jenkins of 247 Sports
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