Update on Vanderdoes Status

UCLA freshman defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes is still trying to get out of his Notre Dame NLI and be eligible this season...

Eddie Vanderdoes has filed a second appeal to be let out of his National Letter of Intent, according to sources.

The NLI Office has also already received Notre Dame's response. The committee within the NLI Office will now have 30 days to review the case, and this time, for the second appeal, the NLI Committee's review will be more investigative, with the ability to conduct interviews.

It's anticipated that Eddie Vanderdoes, his family, and even his high school coaches will be interviewed by the NLI Committee.

It's believed that the more investigative nature of the NLI Committee review could potentially benefit Vanderdoes. The in-person interviews with family and coaches could lend more credibility, and ultimately give more weight to Vanderdoes' desire to be let out of his Notre Dame NLI to be closer to his ailing grandmother.

It's expected that the NLI will use the entire 30 days to conduct its investigation, so any ruling could be a few weeks away.

Under the NLI rules, if Vanderdoes' second appeal is not accepted, he could appeal a third time.

Vanderdoes is currently enrolled in the UCLA summer session, and plans to participate in fall camp in San Bernardino starting August 7th. Without Notre Dame allowing Vanderdoes out of his NLI, he will be forced to sit out this season, and then be eligible for the 2014 season, with four seasons to play three.


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