Change of plans: In-state DE Kelle Sanders Pullman-bound next weekend on unofficial visit to Wazzu

SINCE RECEIVING HIS offer from Washington State, in-state defensive end Kelle Sanders has been high on the Cougs. The touted prospect tells Wazzu remains tied at the top of his list with an SEC program. Oh, he’ll also be taking his first visit to Pullman to meet with the WSU coaches soon.

Will a decision be coming soon for Sanders?

In an interview earlier this summer with CF.C, the 6-5, 215-pounder said he was hoping to make a decision by the end of July, but plans have since changed.

“I’ve been thinking about it lately, but I think I’m going to hold out a bit on doing that,” Sanders said. “I might wait to do it after my season. I’m just waiting it out.”

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Sanders did state however that two schools continue to stand out.

“Washington State and Missouri are my top two,” he said. “With Washington State, everything out there is about football. The town is surrounded by the college, which means the games are going to be a lot of fun and packed.”

The Lacey product received his offer from WSU in early June. He is yet to see the campus, but that will change soon. Update: Sanders was planning on taking his unofficial visit to WSU this weekend but now plans to push that back one week due to a family commitment.

“I’ve been talking with the coaches quite a bit,” Sanders said. “...I can’t wait to see the locker room, the weight room and the field. I’m excited to see the football facility too. I’ve been researching WSU and Missouri all the time to see what they look like. It’ll be nice to see it in person.”

Sanders added that he’s developed a nice relationship with area recruiter and WSU special teams coach Eric Mele.

“Coach Mele said he likes my speed and how I can fit in their scheme,” Sanders said. “They’re recruiting me at defensive end and they like my style. He keeps telling me how supportive everyone is of the program and how great the atmosphere is at the games.”

As a junior last fall, Sanders recorded 11 sacks, which broke the River Ridge High record. He added four pass deflection and eight quarterback hurries. 

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