SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Eddie Vanderdoes says he had four good reasons for wanting to attend UCLA shortly after committing to Notre Dame.
He'll only share one: His ailing grandmother in Northern California.
The defensive lineman's reasons were good enough for the NCAA, which allowed him to start his college career on time this week.
Vanderdoes was grateful to be sweating it out in San Bernardino with his fellow Bruins after the NCAA ruled him eligible for the season. Irish coach Brian Kelly declined to release Vanderdoes from his letter of intent in June, which would have forced Vanderdoes to sit out a season.
Vanderdoes realizes he didn't handle everything perfectly, but he's hoping the drama is done. He's even in the running for a starting job with the Bruins.