Trifecta for Kiffin


Make it a triple for USC head coach Lane Kiffin with the third verbal commit of the day for the Trojans. This one is big, as the Trojans needed to land another big-time defensive lineman, and there is nobody better on the West Coast than Eddie Vanderdoes (Auburn, Calif./Placer). He spoke enthusiastically of the Trojans during The Opening and said USC had a "great" chance to land him. Well, he wasn't lying.

Here's part of the ESPN scouting evaluation for Vanderdoes:

Vanderdoes (6-foot-3, 302 pounds) is a defensive tackle with the tools to be a highly productive player in the trenches. He has very good overall size and a frame that looks capable of supporting more good mass with further physical development.

Vanderdoes also is intense with a high motor, which sounds like a terrific match for Ed Orgeron. When you combine this with the commitment of Khaliel Rodgers, a move that likely will remove any talk of Kenny Bigelow heading elsewhere, you can classify this as a very good day for the future of the interior of the USC D-line.

Vanderdoes is ranked No. 57 on the ESPN 150 and is the No. 7 defensive tackle. He is the 14th commitment for the Trojans in the class of 2013.