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UK recruit passes away; funeral held Sunday

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AUSTELL, GA (WAVE) - Friends, family and fans said a final goodbye to a high school football player who died on the field.

Services were held in Austell, Georgia for De'Andre Turman, a junior. Turman suffered a broken neck during a scrimmage game last week. The 16-year-old was a rising star and even had a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky.

"He was popular for all the right things that he did because he was a good kid, a good student, had charisma," said Antonio Campbell, Turman's childhood coach. "He was smart in his work and his school, his teachers loved him, and his coaches loved him."

Turman attended Creekside High School.

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