KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee has added forward Derrick Walker to its recruiting class.

Walker, who is 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds, signed with Tennessee out of Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas. He previously attended Raytown High School, where he also was a wide receiver on the football team.

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said Wednesday in a statement announcing the signing that "Derrick is going to blend nicely into our team due to his combination of size, strength and toughness." Barnes added that "there are a lot of signs that point to him being able to help us immediately."

Walker is the second member of Tennessee's recruiting class. Tennessee signed forward Zach Kent in November.