Placer High’s Eddie Vanderdoes Commits to USC = Big Mistake?

It was a big day for USC Trojans football on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, they received two verbal commitments from two of the best offensive linemen in the county in Khaliel Rodgers and Nico Falah. And late at night around 11:00pm, Placer High school’s Eddie Vanderdoes decided to give his commitment to USC.

According to Scout, Vanderdoes is a five-star athlete, #2 defensive tackle in the country. He received scholarship offers from almost every major program in the nation. Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, USC and etc. all came calling for his services; but at the end he decided to give his verbal commitment to a program that is heavily sanctioned in USC.

Vanderdoes is a huge defensive tackle who can play both nose tackle and defensive end. He has a quick burst and uses his hands and strength quite well. Due to his strength, he does not change direction as fluidly.

Many people have said that his commitment to USC is a big mistake. The last time a major local athlete committed to the Trojans was Pleasant Grove’s Armond Armstead. He ended his college football career on a sour note. He is now in the Canadian Football League, perhaps not having a good time considering how cold it is up there.

Placer High will open its 2012 regular season on August 31, 2012 by playing Central Catholic of Modesto. It will be an interesting match-up. Central Catholic has tight-end John Mundt, who recently gave his verbal commitment to the Oregon Ducks. And with Vanderdoes commitment to USC, hopefully there will be “fireworks” on the football field.

Below is a small sampling of Vanderdoes abilities.

  • Goon

    Mistake??? What does EV have to do with Armond? HATERRERRRR!!!!!!

  • Fight On!

    Yeah, cause it’s USC’s fault that Armstead wasn’t cleared by doctors? Maybe parents should take comfort in the fact that USC cares more about their kid’s health than winning football games.

    Meanwhile, USC is a top 20 university that has put more people into the NFL historically, and since the BCS era, than any other college in the country. Not to mention, that at most schools EVD is going to spend his days being double teamed, but the talent around him at USC will allow him to dominate one on one and accumulate the stats and make the plays that are going to get him into the NFL. Not to mention, he has a rare chance for early playing time on an elite CFB team and the opportunity to win Rose Bowls and National Championships throughout his entire tenure at USC. And, I’ll say it again, USC is one of the best academic schools in the country. In no way is this a mistake for anyone, and it’s why top recruit after top recruit continues to commit to USC.

  • Mikey

    Vanderdoes = dumbarse for choosing USC. Doubt he’ll go to the NFL. He’s fat and slow. He doesn’t change direction well. He’ll transfer within 2 years!!!