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Coveted recruit chooses Tennessee over LSU, Alabama; experts rank Vols' signees 22nd

Staff Report • Feb 4, 2009 at 12:00 AM

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, one of the Southeast's most coveted recruits has chosen Lane Kiffin's Tennessee Vols -- and more precisely, father Monte Kiffin's defense -- over LSU and Alabama.

Carver defensive back Darren Myles, Jr., of Atlanta, made his college intentions known on national television Wednesday.

“I wanted to make it a surprise,” he said. “I think I even told my dad that I was going to Alabama.”

One big draw was the opportunity to play with fellow metro Atlanta native Eric Berry in the Tennessee defensive backfield.

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As of 2:30 p.m. Rivals.com, which tracks and ranks college recruits, ranked Tennessee's 2009 class as 22nd in the nation.

Unfortunately for Big Orange fans, that was behind seven other SEC programs; LSU, 1; Alabama, 3; Florida, 7; South Carolina, 11; Georgia, 12; Auburn, 16; Ole Miss, 18.

Rivals.com rankings will be updated as more recruits make their commitments. CLICK HERE for full coverage

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