Ale Kaho

Reno HS (UT) athlete Brandon "Ale" Kaho received an offer from Stanford recently but he said he's still bleeding BYU blue

Although Stanford recently offered BYU linebacker commit Brandon “Ale” Kaho a scholarship, the Reno native still bleeds blue. A first team all-region running back and linebacker and player of the year as a junior, Kaho is no longer a secret only BYU knew about.

Brandon "Ale" Kaho was offered a BYU scholarship last summer while attending the Cougars’ summer camp. It didn’t take him long before he decided to commit to Kalani Sitake.

Fast forward five months later and the 6-3, 220-pound Kaho has received another scholarship offer, but this time from the Stanford Cardinal.

“It just kind of came out of nowhere,” said Kaho. “It’s a good school but I’m still solid with BYU. I plan on going out to BYU and visiting in the spring when it gets a little warmer.”

The Cougars ended a very tough regular season with an 8-4 record entering tonight’s San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl against Wyoming. Kaho feels the Cougars had a great season in Kalani Sitake’s debut season as BYU’s head coach.

“It was really good and they played some hard teams,” Kaho said. “I just like the way BYU is always the underdog. Everyone just looks at BYU like they’re going to lose against big teams, but then BYU either wins or barely loses by one or three points. They had a great season. Once the coaches get their players and system in going it’s going to be really good.”

As far as his season went at Reno High School, Kaho was busy playing both ways and on special teams. On 95 carries Kaho rushed for 590 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and scoring 12 touchdowns. He also caught eight passes for 156 yards, adding two more touchdowns receiving. On defense he recorded 37 tackles, one sack, and hauled in two interceptions.

“It was really good and I had a good season,” Kaho said. “I played both ways and even played kicker and punter. I played running back on offense and linebacker on defense.”

At BYU, Kaho will be featured on the defensive side of the ball and will more than likely play outside linebacker. Kaho, who is LDS and is closely related to Cougar wide receiver Aleva Hifo, continues to bleed blue. The BYU program knows what kind of an athlete they have committed in Kaho and continue to show the member of the 2018 class a lot of love.

“BYU is treating me good and they keep sending me stuff so it’s all good,” said an easy-going Kaho. “They’re still showing me the love and I’m still solid with the Cougars. I bleed blue all the way. I’m loving blue!”


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