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Former USC Commit Eddie Vanderdoes Signs With Notre Dame

Eddie Vanderdoes, a top defensive line prospect and former USC commit, denied the Trojans, choosing instead to sign with rival Notre Dame.


One of the nation's top defensive lineman, Eddie Vanderdoes, who was formerly committed to USC, signed with rival Notre Dame Wednesday evening.

The 6-foot-3, 310 pounder attended Placer High in the Northern California city of Auburn. He is ranked as one of the top players in the country, landing in the top 10 for Scout and ESPN and No. 21 overall for Rivals.

Vanderdoes verbally committed to USC last July, but re-opened his recruitment in December. Besides USC and Notre Dame, he was pursued by UCLA, Washington and Alabama.

With an absurd combination of size, speed, strength and a sick spin move, Vanderdoes is capable of manhandling offensive linemen in one-on-one battles. He's a player that will eventually command double and triple teams. He just has to find the consistency.

Watch as he dominates a Nike camp last year:

And here he is dominating during games:

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