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Tatum's Creer to transfer to Louisiana Tech

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana (Shreveport Times/KTBB) -- Former Tennessee running back Lennon Creer is expected to enroll at Louisiana Tech on Thursday, the first day of summer classes at the school, Tyler, Texas radio station KTBB reported.

"I've talked with three coaches affiliated with Lennon and all three said he told them he was choosing Tech over Tulsa," David Smoak, a longtime sports talk host on KTBB, said.

Creer, a highly recruited, four-star recruit out of Tatum (Texas) High School, left Tennessee recently after the coaching change from Phillip Fulmer to Lane Kiffin.

"Lennon is no longer with us," Kiffin said in a published report. "We had a meeting and he's decided he doesn't want to be part of the program anymore, so we're going to go in a different direction. We wish him the best of luck.

"Hopefully, he will finish the semester well academically so he will be able to transfer somewhere else.

"I talked a lot about it with him and really pushed him to (finish the semester), get some credits, get some units, so he will be able to transfer."

Creer was the Vols' second leading rusher in 2008 with 388 yards while averaging 5.3 yards per rush. He scored four touchdowns.

Since Creer has not officially enrolled in school, Tech coaches could not confirm whether the 6-foot-1, 202-pounder will become a Bulldog.

He would have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out a season.

As a prep senior in 2006, Creer racked up 2,744 yards and scored 36 touchdowns prompting offers from Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Nebraska and Oklahoma before choosing the Vols. He was the No. 10-rated running back in the country.
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