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Future Washington State Cougar Kelle Sanders has overcome so much already, with further challenges awaiting

WASHINGTON STATE verbal commit Kelle Sanders out Lacey will come to Pullman as a defensive end but will also play quarterback this season for River Ridge High. Balancing the two positions, and performing well at both, is nothing compared to the obstacles Sanders and his family have already overcome. Further challenges lie ahead.

Sanders and his family, as reported by the Tacoma News Tribune, were displaced by the nightmare that was Hurricane Katrina and moved to Washington in 2005 when Sanders was in the first grade. 

His living situation has shuffled several times during high school, and he’s struggled with focus and direction in the classroom. Sanders has lived with a teammate since last spring, when financial hardship uprooted his family. As for Katrina, Sanders and his family barely escaped with their lives.

“The water had risen too high for his feet to touch the floor, so Sanders stayed put. The air mattress (Kelle) and his brother, Kelton, were sleeping on quickly became a makeshift raft,” writes TNT’s Lauren Smith.

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