Per sources close to USC commit Eddie Vanderdoes, the defensive end will not take his official visit to Washington as originally planned, but will hold off until after his high school season is completed.
Vanderdoes’s Placer High begins its playoff run this Friday, meaning that he would have to travel to Washington on Saturday and return Sunday, which has been determined by those close to him to be too much. Instead, he will reschedule his official visit for after the playoffs and a possible run at a Section appearance, as is the protocol in California high school football.
He is still considered to be a strong USC commit, but Vanderdoes has always kept his official visits on the table.
After the Oregon game, Mission Viejo S Max Redfield sent a few ripples through Troy when he elected to de-commit from the Trojans and reopen his recruitment. Redfield had been considering that decision weeks before the Oregon game, and he told recruiting experts that it had nothing to do with Oregon beating USC. As of now, Notre Dame seems to be his favorite, as he took an official visit there and said he fell in love with the school, but Oregon is also high on his list.
As for Vanderdoes, there is not much to read into about him taking an official visit while remaining committed to USC. When Redfield de-committed, he and other Trojan recruits took to Twitter to confirm their allegiance to the Trojans:
— EV4✌ (@EddieVanderdoes) November 5, 2012
National Signing Day is still three months away, so nothing is set in stone until then.