, the top defensive tackle in the country, signed with Notre Dame in announcement Wednesday evening at Placer High School.
The 6-foot-2, 310-pound standout for Placer (Auburn, Calif.)
was also considering UCLA, Alabama, Washington and USC. After decommitting from the Trojans in December, Vanderdoes became one of the biggest prizes on the recruiting scene.
Former USC lineman and 13-year broadcaster Mike Lamb calls Vanderdoes "the best defensive lineman I've seen — he's an ‘Oh, my God' kind of kid."Visit our National Signing Day 2013 page
Vanderdoes is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 6 overall recruit in the class of 2013 and the No. 1 defensive tackle. He was decorated with numerous accolades following his senior season, including being named a MaxPreps Small Schools All-American
.View photos of Vanderdoes' career at Placer