Keep an eye on: Vere Waqaituinayau 

February, 20, 2013
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Vere Waqaituinayau (Kirkland, Wash./Juanita) faced adversity early.

The 5-foot-10, 200-pound safety tore the ACL in his left knee as a freshman. Forced to watch from the sidelines as his teammates trained, Waqaituinayau found motivation.

“It motivated me to get to rehab and get back on the field with them,” Waqaituinayau said. “It was difficult, but now it’s great. My knee is good.”

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