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2/7/07-Tatum

Creer And Moore: Teammates, Best Friends And Vols

You would be quick to believe that 765 miles away in Knoxville, Tennessee, Volunteers fans are all smiles.

It is all because in Tatum two of the nation's most sought after recruits are now Volunteers.

Lennon Creer and Darnius Moore gave the country a sneak preview of their college plans last week.  Wednesday the teammates and best friends made it official when they signed on the dotted line.

"Everywhere we go we try to have as much fun as we can," Darnius said. "We are basically like brothers."

Together they won back to back championships in high school and together they will face another challenge: Their first year of college football as Volunteers.

"We've been playing together since the third grade," Lennon said, "and it makes it easier for me to go all the way to Tennessee and know that I am going to have my best friend right there with me. "

The unofficial Bible of recruiting, Rivals.com, named Lennon the sixth ranked running back in the country, Darnius the thirty-fourth ranked wide receiver.  After years of winning together as Eagles, Tatum's loss is Tennessee's gain.

"We've had a family atmosphere in our fieldhouse," said Tatum head football coach, Andy Evans. "I think they saw the same thing when they went to Tennessee to visit that they've been a part of here at Tatum."

"My thought was if (Darnius) had to go somewhere way off, I would want him to have someone there that he knows," said Darnius mother, Fannie Moore. "Having Lennon there as his best friend is going to be great."

Now, Lennon and Darnius turn their attention from state titles to national titles.
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