Eddie Vanderdoes picked up his fifth offer from Washington on Wednesday night after talking with new defensive line coach and defensive run game coordinator Tosh Lupoi, who made news earlier in the week when he left Cal for the Huskies.
Vanderdoes, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound defensive end, said because of Lupoi, regarded as one of the top recruiters in the country, the Huskies immediately move up on his list and he's thoroughly excited about his newest offer.
Playing for Lupoi is a huge draw for Vanderdoes and that's why the Huskies are so interesting to him.
"I'm definitely considering Washington now especially since coach Lupoi is up there now," Vanderdoes said. "It could be a good place for me up there. I've been there once before and it's really nice.
"I'll be able to adapt to the weather easily since I like the cold more than the heat. I see a bright future for Washington especially since coach Lupoi is going to bring in top-notch guys year-in and year-out."
Washington, Cal, Oregon State, UCLA and San Jose State have now offered Vanderdoes, who finished with 59 tackles and eight sacks in his junior season. He helped his Placer, Calif., squad to a 9-3 record.
Since it's still so early in his recruitment, Vanderdoes said he doesn't have any favorites but Washington is definitely going to remain on his list especially because Lupoi is coaching there now.
"I'm going to definitely start considering Washington," Vanderdoes said.
The 2013 standout missed the recent U.S. Army National Combine because of travel issues but that hasn't stopped many other programs from showing interest.
Schools from pretty much every major conference have been in contact with Vanderdoes as the off-season continues.