DT keeping process in perspective

Vanderdoes embraces family, community as Michigan, others come calling

Updated: March 7, 2012, 12:14 PM ET
By Chantel Jennings | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Auburn, Calif., is kind of like a little piece of Texas in Northern California. The high school football team is a perennial playoff team that the community gets heavily invested in every year. However, the Hillmen have produced only a few college players the last five years, with the best going to an FCS school.

So when 2013 defensive tackle recruit Eddie Vanderdoes (Auburn, Calif./Placer) got his first offer from Oregon State, it was a very big deal. Since then, he has racked up more than 20 offers, with each making the community more excited than the last.