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Friday, May 21, 2010
Eloy Vargas also signs financial aid papers

By Diamond Leung

Kentucky officially announced the signings of Terrence Jones and Eloy Vargas Friday, and while we already knew Jones was signing a financial agreement, the school said Vargas inked one as well.

Along with Brandon Knight, that makes three in John Calipari's No. 1 recruiting class who have decided against signing binding national letters of intent. Signing only a financial aid agreement gives the player the option of backing out to attend another school without penalty.

That gives the players a good measure of protection if, for example, there was a coaching change for whatever reason.

Vargas, a junior college transfer, was also considering Arizona and Seattle but decided to return to the SEC. He played in nine games for Florida as a freshman.

"Eloy is a long, big forward who is skilled both offensively and defensively," Calipari said in a statement. "He immediately adds a shot-blocking presence and a versatile front-court player to our team next season."