Dec 28, 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the Oregon Ducks football helmet for the 2012 Rose Bowl at press conference at the Marriott Los Angeles Downtown. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Oregon Ducks Recruiting: Eddie Vanderdoes


Four-star recruit Eddie Vanderdoes is viewed as one of the best defensive linemen in the country in the 2013 recruiting class, and the Oregon Ducks should be in on the race for the defensive tackle. Vanderdoes can play tackle or end (strongside, per Rivlas), but he is better off as a D-Tackle. He and Arik Armstead are friends, and Vanderdoes would love to play with Armstead and join the Ducks.

Eddie Vanderdoes has California, Oregon, USC, UCLA, and Washington in his top 5. He is one of the top 30 recruits available and his size- 6’4″, 285 pounds- is definitely a plus at defensive end or tackle.

Arizona State, Cal, Michigan, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington, and Washington State have all sent offers to Eddie Vanderdoes; but USC and Oregon have not. The Oregon Ducks will most likely send him an offer at some point, because Vanderdoes has significant interest in Oregon.

Eddie Vanderdoes finished his senior year in high school with eight sacks for Placer high school in Placer, California, and he also added 59 tackles for the team. Vanderdoes recorded 65 stops, ten sacks, and he even forced three fumbles as a junior. This is one top defensive tackle who is arguably the best DL in the west, and Vanderdoes already visited Cal on Sunday. It’s time for the Ducks to send him an offer, because they are gaining momentum in recruiting; the interest expressed by Eddie Vanderdoes and fellow top recruit Priest Willis show this. He is one of the top 40 recruits in the country and has high interest in joining the Ducks or Golden Bears.

He is arguably the best recruit in California and should be treated as such, so the Ducks will be in for a fight against Cal. 247 Sports rates him as the sixth best defensive tackle in the country, which is certainly a ranking Eddie Vanderdoes deserves. Although he did not make it to California’s Junior Day, he was impressed with the university after his visit and loved the weight room. He was also delighted to meet Cal’s new defensive line coach, Todd Howard.

It looks like Cal is the frontrunner, but Oregon is definitely second. Jerry Azzinaro, it’s time to bring this guy into Eugene and keep him away from the Golden Bears.

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