"He seemed like a cool guy, and a strict guy,'' Moore said Tuesday. "I've gotten to know Coach, and I believe he can help me get to the next level.''
First things first, Martin is hoping Moore can play a role in taking the Vols to another level.
Moore, a 6-foot-5 combo guard from Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw, Ga., signed a letter of intent with UT on Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period.
Moore said he'll enroll at UT in July for the second term of summer school.
"Armani has the tools to do a lot of things for us," Martin said Wednesday. "He does a good job getting to the rim, he has good size for a guard, and he has the ability to play inside and outside.
"Defensively, it's a matter of how fast he picks things up, the timing, the spacing and the ability to get steals."
Moore had a signing ceremony in front of his senior classmates at the Class A school on Wednesday.
"Armani was our focal point, he did so many things for us, and I asked him to play the point (guard) as well as center," Mount Paran Christian School coach Scott Varner said. "His immediate strength is his ability to create off the dribble, but I think he can see the floor
"He's spending so much time on his perimeter jumper, because he knows that's what he has to do at the next level," Varner said. "He has a fantastic mid-range game, and he has the ability to finish at the rim.
"He shot nearly 40 percent from the 3-point line, and that was after shooting 17 percent through the first five games."
Varner said Moore averaged 22 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.9 blocks and 2.3 steals per game last season. He verbally committed to play for UT on March 20.
Martin said he first saw Moore play a year ago.
"He was guarding point guards and centers, really, positions one through five," Martin said. "He's a guy who gives a lot of effort. He was with an AAU coach that had been doing it a long time and understood the game.
"One of the things I respected most about Armani in regard to his AAU program, he had other (AAU) programs recruiting him, but he stayed true and loyal to his program and that says a lot about the type of kid he is."
Moore said one of the reasons he got involved with Atlanta's "Hoops Planet" team was his friendship with former Alabama second-team All-SEC player Tony Mitchell.
Mitchell lived across the street from Moore in Swainsboro, Ga., when the players were young, and they refer to each other as "godbrothers."
"I stayed with him, he stayed over with me,'' Moore said. "Tony told me if I had an opportunity to go SEC, I should really look at it.''
Moore, who is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, joins a completed Class of 2012 that also includes:
D'Montre Edwards, a 6-7 wing from Brevard (Fla.) Community College. Edwards averaged 14.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game last season.
Derek Reese, a 6-8 wing from Olympia High in Orlando, Fla. Reese averaged 9.5 points and 8.1 rebounds playing in Florida's largest high school classification level (Class 8A).
Jarnell Stokes, a 6-8 power forward from Southwind High in Memphis. Stokes graduated high school early and enrolled at UT in January, playing in 17 games and averaging 9.6 points and 7.4 rebounds.
The Vols also added 5-10 walk-on point guard Cory Stanton, who started his career as a scholarship player at Clemson in 2010-11 before transferring to Lipscomb last fall and UT in January.
Moore is already friends with Edwards.
"I saw D'Montre's picture, and I was like, 'I know that guy,' '' Moore said. "I messaged him on Twitter, and it turns out he used to come and run (play) pickup at Georgia State. We've stayed in touch, and we're looking forward to playing together again.''
Mike Griffith covers Tennessee men's basketball. Follow him at http://twitter.com/MikeGriffith32