January 18, 2012
Placer lineman Eddie Vanderdoes received scholarship offer from Washington and new coach Tosh Lupoi

By Joe Davidson
jdavidson@sacbee.com

We know who the major national recruits are this time around are - Shaq Thompson of Grant and Arik Armstead of Pleasant Grove - so now say hello to the cream of the 2013 crop for the Sacramento region.

His name is Eddie Vanderdoes, a powerfully built 6-foot-4, 295-pound defensive lineman for the Placer Hillmen, a tradition-rich program. We call him "Floor Safe" because he's about as wide as one, as unyielding and as sturdy as a run-stopper with the skills and motor to pursue plays, too.

Just a junior, Vanderdoes on Wednesday night received another scholarship offer, this one from Washington and freshly hired defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi, who was also hot on the Vanderdoes trail when he was the position coach at Cal.

On Thursday, Vanderdoes received an offer from Nevada. He's the hot junior regional recruit.

Vanderdoes also has offers from Cal, UCLA, Oregon State and San Jose State, and expect that list to swell ten-fold before long. Vanderdoes also has interest from Maryland, Georgia, Oregon, olorado, Texas A & M and Mississippi State

"I'm excited," Vanderdoes said in a text.

He has good reason to be. Some scouting services have Vanderdoes as the No. 1 defensive linemen prospect on the West Coast, certainly in California.
Vanderdoes is also a power pitcher prospect in the spring, so imagine those legs and that leg drive on the mound.
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