Eddie Vanderdoes never figured so many elite college programs would be recruiting him even as his junior season continues but the Placer, Calif., defensive end sure is excited about how things are turning out.
"After my freshman year I wasn't expecting this at all," Vanderdoes said.
"I thought some closer programs would be involved but I never thought bigger programs from across the country would be noticing me. After my sophomore year I still wasn't expecting it as much but it's still kind of a shock how much attention I've been getting lately."
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Alabama, Colorado and Tennessee are the three latest teams to show interest in Vanderdoes, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound prospect who already has verbal offers from UCLA, Oregon State and San Jose State.
The Volunteers invited Vanderdoes to their game this weekend against South Carolina but the Northern California prospect won't be able to make the trip. Boise State is expected to stop by Placer's practice on Thursday.
"I'm still researching all these schools," Vanderdoes said.
"I definitely like the programs though. Colorado is a nice area down there and I know they have a nice campus. Tennessee is an SEC program and that's very good and Alabama is obviously a very good program."
More offers could definitely come this off-season especially because Vanderdoes plans an extensive camp schedule.
The junior defensive end wants to get out as much as possible to gain more exposure and possibly even more offers heading into his senior season.
"I definitely have a lot of plans this off-season," Vanderdoes said.
"I'll be attending a lot of camps, combines, a lot of NIKE camps and I'm going to take some recruiting trips in the off-season when I have time."