West Recruiting Notebook

A look at the latest news and notes from out West in this week's notebook...

Vanderdoes to take Visits

The premier defensive lineman in the West, Auburn (Calif.) Placer's Eddie Vanderdoes, committed to USC in July.

But the five-star is planning to take all five official visits.

Vanderdoes was set to visit Washington this weekend, but given the late start of their game against Utah, and Vanderdoes' own game on Friday, he's pushed it back and will still visit Seattle after his season.

He is planning to visit UCLA on November 24th for their game against Stanford, on an official trip, and will visit USC officially in January.

Vanderdoes said he will also visit LSU and Cal, though those dates haven't been set

Darren Andrews - WR - La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat 
After committing to Duke in June, Andrews has had a big senior season and has picked up two Pac-12 offers with the potential for more.  Washington State and UCLA both offered Andrews and Cal could be close to offering.

  • Sandy (Utah) Alta receiver Ammon Barker committed to UCLA.
  • Kingsburg (Calif.) defensive tackle Ryan Steele committed to Fresno State.
  • Arizona Western defensive end Randy Gregory committed to Nebraska.
  • Riverside (Calif.) College kicker Tyler Rausa committed to Boise State.

  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey athlete Billy Vaughn was offered by Nevada.
  • Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure 2014 tight end Bryce Dixon was offered by UCLA.
  • El Segundo (Calif.) tight end Austin Kurke was offered by Cal.
  • Salt Lake City (Utah) Highland 2014 defensive tackle Bryan Mone was offered by UCLA.
  • Folsom (Calif.) receiver Phillip Carter was offered by Army.
  • El Cerrito (Calif.) 2014 linebacker D.J. Calhoun was offered by UCLA.

    National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins contributed to this notebook

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