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Things keep getting better for Eddie Vanderdoes as Notre Dame is his latest offer and the Placer, Calif., defensive end is definitely interested in the Irish.
"It's huge," Vanderdoes said. "That's definitely an offer I really like. I can definitely see myself playing for a program like that. It's really great to know that Notre Dame wants me to play for them. It's Notre Dame. They have so much history and it's a great offer to have and to know I can play for them.
"Last week was the first time I talked to coach (Mike) Denbrock. He hit me up on Facebook and he told me to call him. I called him and he said athletically it was a no-brainer and that he just wanted to check out my transcripts. Then I called him this week and he told me they checked everything out and they wanted to offer so it's definitely one I really like."
Adding Notre Dame to his list, Vanderdoes also holds offers from Cal, Michigan, Ole Miss, Nevada, Oregon State, San Jose State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State.
Two new programs that have recently shown interest are Florida State and Penn State and the 6-foot-4, 285-pound four-star prospect said he's especially interested in the Nittany Lions after talking to assistant coach Larry Johnson.
"Florida State I got three letters from them (Wednesday) and they were talking about their facilities," Vanderdoes said.
"I talked to the d-line coach (at Penn State) and he talked to my coach. I really loved what he had to say, he was really honest with me and really cool. He said he did a lot of evaluating on me and he broke down my whole film.
"He said he loved how I played and he said he really, really liked me and asked if I have any interest in them. I said it was a school I really, really liked and it sounded like he was really upfront with me. That's a program I really, really like."
Even with all the recruiting attention, Vanderdoes, rated No. 21 in the early 2013 rankings by Rivals.com, said he wants to be patient. The Northern California prospect doesn't want to make any snap decisions so he's going to take his time.
"I'm going to play it out," he said. "I don't want to make any early commitments. I want to keep my options open and keep enjoying the recruiting process. I'm not narrowing down anytime soon."
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