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Vanderdoes back from Oregon trip

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Eddie Vanderdoes had liked Oregon for a long time and this past weekend the four-star defensive end got an even closer look at the university.
Everything went well and while the 6-foot-4, 285-pound prospect wants to still take his time through the recruiting process the Ducks will be strongly considered as time goes on.
"Oregon was great," Vanderdoes said. "I got to check out all the facilities for the first time and the facilities are out of this world. They have everything you could possibly need or want.
"The spring game was a lot of fun. I think there were 44,000 people there so it was crazy. I got to meet (Thomas) Tyner and I got to have lunch with coach (Chip) Kelly and coach (Jerry) Azzinaro and the rest of the staff so I had a lot of fun down there."
Vanderdoes, rated as the third-best strong-side defensive end and No. 21 prospect in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, said the Oregon coaches didn't pressure him to commit and he appreciated that because he's not ready yet.
The campus tour was outstanding, he got to meet some players, get a better feel for the program in general and Vanderdoes said Oregon will be highly considered as his recruitment continues.
"They're letting everything up to me," Vanderdoes said. "They're letting me do what I want to do. They presented everything about the university and they're not going to say this or that but they're coming after me hard. They're showing me a lot of love which is really cool.
"They impressed me a lot. I checked out the locker room and the players were really cool to me so I liked that. I got to check out the academic center and I really, really like that. That's outrageous. For someone to have academic issues or drop out you need to really mess up.
"It's a great university and one of my favorite schools so I'm definitely looking at them right now."
Vanderdoes does not have any other visits set up but could schedule some for this summer. The four-star should be releasing a top 10 list in the next three or four weeks.
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