After being released from his scholarship and given the right to transfer, former Memphis Tigers forward Dominic Woodson could become a member of the Tennessee men's basketball as early as Thursday, when an official university announcement is expected.

Following a search of the UT student directory around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dominic Woodson's name appeared after previously not showing up earlier in the day.

Woodson is expected to begin classes at UT on Thursday.

Since his transfer announcement on Aug. 14, Tennessee has shown interest in the 6-foot-10, 300-pound big man, who has expressed mutual interest in UT as well.

"Dominic is in good academic standing at the university, but he shared with me that he'd like a fresh start," Memphis head coach Josh Pastner said in a University of Memphis release. "We support Dominic and wish him all the best."

If granted a run-off waiver by the NCAA – a rule that provides relief for players who were "run-off" by their previous institution for reasons outside of their control – Woodson would be allowed to play immediately for the Volunteers this season, bypassing the one season off that is required by most transfer players.