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WSU Football Recruiting: Kelle Sanders commits to the Cougars

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The three-star defensive end from Lacey, Washington, picked WSU over Missouri.

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The WSU Cougars picked up another recruit from the state of Washington on Saturday when defensive end Kelle Sanders announced via Twitter that he has committed to the Cougs’ 2017 class.

Sanders, out of River Ridge High School in Lacey, is a composite three-star recruit and chose WSU over offers from Missouri and Wyoming.

His measurables are reported to be around 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, which puts him very much in the mold of the kinds of athletes WSU is recruiting on defense this year: Long, rangy, athletic dudes who could fill any number of roles at the next level, depending on how they develop.

How athletic? Check out his receiver highlights that are mixed in with his defensive end highlights.

With Sanders’ announcement, the Cougs now have 16 players committed to their 2017 class, including four of the 19 players in Washington rated three stars or better by 247Sports.com — more than any other school. You can thank special teams coach Eric Mele for that. The class currently stands 38th nationally and sixth in the Pac-12:

And here’s a look at the class overall: