Chris Allen | Thursday, February 7, 2013
6’3″ • 310
Placer High School
Rated as the No. 10 player in the country by ESPN, Eddie Vanderdoes is a physical force who profiles as the type of top defensive line talent Notre Dame has attracted in the past few years.
At 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds, Vanderdoes has the quickness and pass-rush ability to play defensive end to go along with the size and power to play inside in any defensive scheme. A former USC commit, Vanderdoes became interested in the Irish late in the recruiting process and chose to go to Notre Dame over UCLA and Alabama. Vanderdoes, who hails from Auburn, Calif., will push current Notre Dame sophomores Jarron Jones and Sheldon Day for playing time along the defensive line and is widely expected to be able to make an early impact.