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Reports: Eddie Vanderdoes cleared to play for UCLA in ’13

Eddie Vanderdoes

Coming up on two months since dropping Notre Dame in favor of transferring to UCLA, highly-touted defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes has received the all-clear from the NCAA to play for the Bruins this fall.

Reportedly.

Scout.com and CBSSports’ Bruce Feldman report that Vanderdoes has received clearance for immediate eligibility after going through the NCAA appeals process. Notre Dame, the school Vanderdoes signed with in February, had reportedly denied the five-star D-lineman his release from his National Letter of Intent. One initial concern for the Irish was believed to be that Vanderdoes would sign with USC, Notre Dame’s rival. The Bruins were also considered to be a favorite for Vanderdoes before Signing Day 2013.

However, Feldman reported in June that a family illness and a desire to be closer to home could factor into Vanderdoes’ appeals process. While UCLA has yet to officially comment on the latest reports, it appears that’s been the case. Had Vanderdoes lost his appeal, he would have had to sit out the 2013 season and would lose a season of eligibility, In other words, he would have four years to complete three seasons of eligibility.

It’s possible that Vanderdoes could see playing time this fall, especially if the hip injury to Bruins defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa forces some shuffling along UCLA’s defensive line.

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7 Responses to “Reports: Eddie Vanderdoes cleared to play for UCLA in ’13”
  1. soundsofsuccess7 says: Jul 31, 2013 9:51 AM

    NCAA is so consistently inconsistent.

  2. irishdodger says: Jul 31, 2013 10:01 AM

    Kid should of committed & signed LOI w/ UCLA in the first place.

  3. ttalarico says: Jul 31, 2013 11:25 AM

    NCAA needs to stop this flip/flopping schools. I don’t agree with decision.

  4. mediocrebob says: Jul 31, 2013 11:29 AM

    Ncaa is a joke. Nothing against the kid but what message does this send to younger athletes? He should have to sit out a year. Good luck to him though.

  5. addict2sport says: Jul 31, 2013 12:32 PM

    There should be some type of repercussion from backing out on a letter of intent. Sitting out a year, losing a single year of eligibility, loss of redshirt maybe…something. This opens up a can of worms.

  6. beedubyatoo says: Jul 31, 2013 3:58 PM

    The UCLA radsio announcing team is praying that Vanderdoes replaces Owamagbe Odighizuwa.

  7. 10of14 says: Jul 31, 2013 8:33 PM

    He’s not that good; mental case. He will fade fast and be inked up and washing cars by the time he’s 21 years old.

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