Fisher Fills Vanderdoes In

Add Nebraska to the list of schools to offer Placer High defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes.

Nebraska wide receiver's coach Rich Fisher told Placer High defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes earlier in the week that he wanted to take the junior's film back to Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini for evaluation.

On Thursday,Vanderdoes was encouraged to call Fisher for some exciting news.

"He said that they wanted to offer me," said the 6-foot-4, 285 pound prospect. "He said that he was pretty excited about me and wanted to know what I knew about them. I actually know quite a bit, because one of my grandpa's best friends graduated from there.

"It's definitely a place that I could myself playing for, especially trying to fill the shoes of guys like (Ndamukong) Suh and others. The history at the position and the school is awesome there. Obviously Suh went in the first round, so the coaches know how to produce guys and know what they are talking about when it comes to the defensive line."

Vanderdoes has numerous offers, including: Boise State, Michigan, Penn State, Notre Dame, among others. While Nebraska wasn't the first to offer, Fisher explained why the offer is still special.

"They said that they recruit a little differently," said the California product. "They aren't quick to offer guys and evaluate a little harder. The offers usually go out pretty slowly.

"I definitely want to try to get there for a visit. I have to talk with my family about it. It's obviously not cheap to get there, so we will have to talk about it, but I definitely want to try."

Fisher also shared about Nebraska's "top notch" facilities and the program history.

So when is the junior narrowing things down?

"Everyone is wide open right now," said Vanderdoes. "There are a lot of programs that I have talked to, but I'm trying to take it slow and not have any favorites – I want to keep an open mind."

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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