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Irish reel in 5-star DT

Notre Dame's added a fourth five-star prospect Wednesday night to its already impressive recruiting class.

On the first day high school players could sign with colleges this year, defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes announced he would join the Irish's 2013 recruiting class. He made the decision public on MaxPreps.com.

Vanderdoes is a 6-foot-3, 303-pounder from California's Placer High School. He joines Bishop Luers linebacker Jaylon Smith, running back Greg Bryant and defensive back Max Redfield as Notre Dame's five-star recruits.

The Irish brought in 24 players on national signing day.

2013 signing class

Hunter Bivin, OL, 6-7, 288, Apollo, Owensboro, Ky.

Greg Bryant, RB, 5-11, 197, American Heritage School, Delray Beach, Fla.

Devin Butler, DB, 6-1, 185, Gonzaga, Washington D.C.

Michael Deeb, LB, 6-2, 237, American Heritage, Plantation, Fla.

Steve Elmer, OL, 6-6, 305, Midland, Midland, Mich.

Tarean Folston, RB, 5-10, 195, Cocoa, Cocoa Fla.

Will Fuller, WR, 6-0, 170, Roman Catholic, Philadelphia

Mike Heuerman, TE, 6-4, 215, Barron Collier, Naples, Fla.

Torii Hunter Jr., WR, 6-1, 175, Prosper, Prosper, Texas

Rashad Kinlaw, ATH, 6-1, 185, Absegami, Galloway, N.J.

Cole Luke, CB, 6-0, 165, Hamilton, Chandler, Ariz.

Jacob Matuska, TE, 6-5, 240, Bishop Hartley, Columbus, Ohio

Mike McGlinchey, OL, 6-9, 280, William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia

Colin McGovern, OL, 6-6, 292, Lincoln-Way West, New Lenox, Ill.

John Montelus, OL, 6-5, 293, Everett, Everett, Mass.

James Onwualu, ATH, 6-1, 205, Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul, Minn.

Doug Randolph, LB, 6-3, 237, Woodberry Forest, Richmond, Va.

Max Redfield, S, 6-2, 195, Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, Calif.

Corey Robinson, WR, 6-4, 195, San Antonio Christian, San Antonio, Texas

Isaac Roschell, DE, 6-5, 260, Eagle's Landing Christian, McDonough, Ga.

Jaylon Smith, LB, 6-3, 215, Bishop Luers

Durham Smythe, TE, 6-6, 230, Belton, Belton, Texas

Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, 6-3, 303, Placer, Auburn, Calif.

Malik Zaire, QB, 6-1, 190, Archbishop Alter, Kettering, Ohio

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