Eddie Vanderdoes Decommits from USC

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Eddie Vanderdoes, defensive tackle, has decommited from USC. While this is a huge loss for the Trojans, it could end up being a window of opportunity for Brian Kelly, Notre Dame players.

Vanderdoes has a scheduled visit with the Irish for January 12 and now that his recruiting process has opened back up, this could end up being huge for the Irish.

According to USCFootball.com, “Placer (California) four-star defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes de-committed from USC three weeks ago, but word of his intentions to re-open his recruitment went public Thursday night,” says reports.

It’s certainly a big recruiting loss for Lane Kiffin. Vanderdoes was projected to be an amazing player, but his father, Eddie Vanderdoes Sr., had this to say about USC, even after the decommitment:

“The main thing he wants to make perfectly clear is that USC is still heavily considered…From the outside looking in, it may seem odd and people won’t understand it,” says Eddie.

Even though Vanderdoes decommited, he states the Trojans did nothing wrong.

“USC has done nothing wrong. The recruiting process has been fine and they didn’t do anything to drive him away. He let the staff know he was decommitting three weeks ago, so they do know. He is considering other schools and held onto decommitting because this was a lot to take in and it wasn’t an easy thing to do,” says Eddie.

Although Vanderdoes is a great player and makes great decision on the football field, he didn’t make one leaving USC. USC is a great program and I feel if Vanderdoes has a change of heart, the ties between him and Trojans will be broken.


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