The Tennessee basketball program on Wednesday announced the signing of D.J. Burns.

The 2018 four-star center from Rock Hill, S.C., committed to the Vols on Friday and was scheduled to arrive on campus Wednesday afternoon.

Burns signed and submitted an institutional aid agreement with the university, making him an official addition to the Vols.

"We targeted D.J. three years ago because he fits our culture on and off the court," Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said of the 6-foot-8, 250-pound Burns. "His mom and dad have prepared him well, and we believe he's got a really bright future.”

Burns, who announced in early May he was reclassifying from 2019 to 2018, was rated as the No. 103 overall prospect in the 2018 class according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. He’s the No. 12 center nationally and the No. 3 overall prospect in South Carolina.

The 247Sports ratings have Burns as a three-star prospect, ranked No. 187 overall, No. 24 at center and No. 5 in South Carolina.

Burns took an official visit to Tennessee on April 5. He made unofficial visits to see the Vols on Dec. 17 and on Oct. 14. He used an official visit at South Carolina on May 5, before picking Tennessee.

At No. 103 overall in the 247Sports Composite, Burns is Tennessee’s highest rated signee during the Branes era. Yves Pons was ranked No. 127 overall in the 2017 class and small forward Jalen Johnson was No. 147 overall in the 2016 class.

Burns had other offers from Virginia, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech, among others.

“D.J. allows us to play through the high or low post,” Barnes said. “He's a good passer, he can make perimeter shots and he's got excellent footwork. With his attitude and approach, he'll grow quickly and tremendously within our player development program.

“We're excited about D.J. He's a great addition for us."

Burns had over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds during his prep career York Preparatory Academy in Rock Hill, where he was coached by Frank Hamrick. Burns played AAU basketball in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League with the Georgia Stars.

As a junior at York Prep he averaged a double-double (14.2 ppg, 10.3 rpg), according to the Tennessee press release, and was named MVP of both the C. Dan Joyner Poinsettia Classic in Greenville and the USA National Prep Championships in North Myrtle Beach.

The press release also noted that Burns was one of 24 players selected to compete in the South Carolina Junior Showcase in Columbia. He received an invitation to participate in the upcoming NBPA Top 100 Camp in Virginia June 12-17.

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With the signing of Burns completed, Tennessee has once available scholarship available in the 2018 class.

That spot was previously used by Richmond graduate-transfer guard Khwan Fore, who committed to Tennessee on April 30. Fore reopened his recruitment on May 26 and committed to Louisville on Saturday after a weekend visit to see the Cardinals.