DT Vanderdoes commits to Notre Dame
Eddie Vanderdoes
Eddie Vanderdoes

Posted Feb 6, 2013

Eddie Vanderdoes, the nation's No. 9-ranked recruit, committed to Notre Dame on Wednesday.

The final major piece of the National Signing Day puzzle is in place.

Eddie Vanderdoes, the nation's No. 2 defensive tackle and No. 9 overall prospect, committed to Notre Dame late Wednesday, the last of the major recruits to make his choice.

Vanderdoes was seriously considering UCLA, as well, and his final decision was hotly debated right up until the announcement.

The strong lineman from Placer High School in Auburn, Calif., was a coveted recruit throughout the process. he was a longtime USC commit before backing off that pledge in December.

Alabama was also in the mix, though most of the Signing Day buzz centered on Notre Dame and UCLA.

Vanderdoes is the second five-star commit for Notre Dame, following linebacker No. 3 overall recruit Jaylon Smith.

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