I am not one to go crazy over recruiting “stars”, but this kid deserves five if anyone does...
I have seen a lot of busts because their skills did not transfer to the college game, for a number of reasons. I have also seen a lot of great videos of players who were busts, for a number of reasons. Incidentally, it’s too simplistic to blame and credit coaching for players who exceed or fail to match their “star-level”.
Anyway, look at Eddie Vanderdoes on these drills, against other elite players, and see why I think he was the key to this recruiting class for ND.
This video shows why Eddie V. is the key to keeping ND’s defense among the elites. Watch him going against other elite players in some drills.