Eddie Vanderdoes' decision to sign with Notre Dame in February was a perfect finish to the Irish's strong recruiting class.
But the 6-foot-4, 305-pound defensive end appears to be rethinking his decision.
Online rumors started swirling Monday that Vanderdoes may not came to Notre Dame.
The Sacramento Bee reported that Vanderdoes' possible decision to back out of his commitment to the Irish does not have to do with academic eligibility and Vanderdoes' coach at Placer High School, Joey Montoya, told the paper that character is not an issue when it comes to the All-American.
But the Bee report did point out one point of contention Vanderdoes and his family had with Notre Dame.
On signing day, the university included Vanderdoes in its packet of signed players, even though the family asked for the Irish not to announce the players' decision until he had a signing ceremony with other athletes from his high school that evening. Notre Dame did re-collect the packets that included Vanderdoes and gave out new ones without his name and bio included, but not before Vanderdoes' inclusion with the other players that signed was reported.
The Bees' Joe Davidson, who covered Vanderdoes in high school and the former USC commitment's recruiting process, posted on his Twitter account that the possible split between the defensive end and Notre Dame is not a "petty" issue.
Notre Dame defensive line coach Mike Elston is scheduled to be in Fort Wayne today for a booster function, and I could have more on this issue later tonight.