Vols, Noles battle for juco star

El Dorado (Kan.) Butler County C.C. four-star safety Toddrick Verdell is slated to take an official visit to Florida State this weekend, and even though FSU is his No. 1 team to beat, it's not the only team pushing him now.
"Right now it's Florida State and Tennessee," Verdell said.
"I'm excited about my visit this weekend to Florida State, but I'm trying to set something up with Tennessee, too. I'll probably go next weekend."

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Verdell, the nation's No. 24 junior college player, said he is being recruited at FSU by coach Jody Allen and Tennessee assistant John Chavis is talking to him for the Vols.
"They're both really cool guys," Verdell said.
"I've talked the longest to coach Allen. He's been recruiting me for a long time. Coach Chavis and I are starting to build a good relationship. I look forward to getting to see what the schools are like on the visits."