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The war over for Verdun

Danny Verdun of Thompson, Ga., was the center of one of the most intense recruiting wars early in the Southeast between Georgia and Auburn. But now that Verdun has made a commitment, have the battles stopped?
“The war is over,” he said. “The phone has pretty much stopped calling, and when it does, it’s the coaches from Georgia. They’re not really bugging me anymore, and that’s a good thing.”
A good thing, because Verdun, a four-star player that is ranked as the No. 14 inside linebacker in the nation, is still in the middle of a solid playoff run.
“We’re in the second round,” he said. “We’re playing against a team that only lost to a couple of good 5A schools.”
And it’s going to take a lot to stop Verdun from being on the field. In the first round playoff victory, Verdun slashed the index finger on his right hand. Instead of sitting out, he asked the coaches to tape his finger up and got back in there.
“They’d have to cut my leg off for me not to be in there,” he said. “And it might take more than that.”
Verdun is slated to take his visit to UGA on January 10. He is also hoping to make it to the Georgia-Georgia Tech game this weekend.
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