Eddie Vanderdoes attended Cal's spring game this past weekend and raved about the visit as the four-star defensive end got to spend time with other big-time prospects and get a better feel for their recruitments as well.
"Cal was awesome," Vanderdoes said.
"It was a great experience. I went up to the spring game and it was really fun to watch. It was the first spring game I've been to so I had a lot of fun with Michael Hutchings, Aaron Cochran, Nico Falah, Austin Hooper, Justin Davis and Darrell Daniels.
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"Meeting those guys in person was great and picking those guys' brains about recruiting was great so I had a lot of fun up there."
Although Vanderdoes, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound four-star from Placer, Calif., said he had a great time chatting with those fellow prospects it should not influence his decision when picking a school.
Vanderdoes, who has about 30 offers, said he's going to make the best choice for himself regardless of other players and the commitments they make.
"It's not going to be a big deal at all," Vanderdoes said.
"It would be nice going to a college and playing with guys I already know but it's definitely not a factor. I'm going to go someplace that best suits me. I'm not going to go somewhere because someone is going there. I'm going to do what's best for me and my future."
Cal definitely impressed Vanderdoes, rated as the third-best strong-side defensive end and No. 21 overall in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, and he really had a good experience with the coaching staff.
That relationship could play a big factor as things move forward for Vanderdoes, who's expected to attend the Oregon spring game this weekend.
"They were letting me have a good time," Vanderdoes said.
"The coaches up there are awesome. I felt really comfortable around them. I felt I could just talk to them and didn't have to act a certain way so I had a really fun day up there. I got a lot of one-on-one time with coach (Jeff) Tedford, coach (Todd) Howard and coach (Marcus) Arroyo so that was really a lot of fun."