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Vanderdoes planning some trips

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Eddie Vanderdoes is still navigating his way through the recruiting process and the next steps for the four-star defensive lineman from Placer, Calif., are unofficial visits to two Pac-12 schools.
The 6-foot-4, 285-pound four-star prospect said this past weekend at The Opening that he's planning to take trips soon to USC and Cal to meet further and talk with both coaching staffs.
"I'm going to USC when coach (Clay) Helton and coach (Ed) Orgeron get back from vacation," Vanderdoes said. "I'm going to head down there and talk with them with my parents. I'm going to do the same thing at Cal."
Vanderdoes, rated as the second-best strong-side defensive end and No. 26 in the 2013 rankings by Rivals.com, said he's excited about both trips because both the Trojans and Golden Bears are under serious consideration for his commitment.
That probably won't happen for a while, though, because the four-star from Northern California is planning to take his official visits before making his decision.
"I can't wait to get down to USC and visit and really sit down with the coaches," Vanderdoes said.
"I just want to talk and get a good feel for it. I want to play football and baseball so I want to talk to the baseball coach, too. When I go up to Cal I'm planning to do the same thing, talk to the whole staff."
There is a slight chance Vanderdoes forgoes college football altogether although the Placer standout reinforced at The Opening that it's a slim possibility.
He is also a big-time baseball player and Vanderdoes said if he's selected toward the top of the Major League Baseball draft there would be some thinking to do.
"It all depends on how high I go," Vanderdoes said.
"If I have a really good year and I go top three in the first round I'm going to have to really think what I'm going to do. There is a slight possibility but not a big one."
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