Scout 300 Outside Linebacker Brandon Kaho Enjoys Washington Visit

Four-star outside linebacker Brandon Kaho, a BYU commit since last summer, took a visit to Washington this past weekend and told he's already eyeing a return trip...

Brandon Kaho has been happily committed to BYU since last summer but, when he made that decision, he didn't have the same options that are now on the table.

The four-star outside linebacker from Reno, Nev., visited Washington this past weekend and told that the interaction he saw during the Huskies' spring preview stood out most.

"Definitely the bonding with the coaches and players," Kaho said. "It was special.

"I hung out with coach (Chris) Petersen, coach Ikaika Malloe and coach (Pete) Kwiatkowski. They made sure I was all good and felt like home."

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect picked up a flurry of scholarship offers in recent months and has taken a nearby trip to Stanford earlier this spring. The Cardinal and Huskies are just two of the seven programs Kaho has under consideration on top of BYU, where he's set to visit in the summer when his younger brother camps with the Cougars.

Washington's coaches, Kaho said, have maintained steady contact through text messages ever since they extended the scholarship offer in mid February. That comfort with the staff, along with what he saw on campus over the weekend, has Kaho already looking forward to the next time he makes it up for a visit.

"I think I will be heading back for an official," Kaho said. "Seattle is a great place. It's just beautiful and I liked it a lot."

Next up for Kaho, who is rated No. 217 overall in the Scout 300 for the 2018 class, is a visit to UCLA this Friday and Saturday. California, Notre Dame, Oregon and Utah are the other four that Kaho has on his list.

"With UCLA, they were one of the first offers but I haven't been in too much contact with coach (Scott) White," Kaho said recently. "I'll be looking at the environment in the program and how close the players are. Relationships are a big thing for me."

Kaho intends to take his LDS mission straight out of high school next summer and said that recruiters have been very supportive of his decision to delay his college enrollment. He has committed to play in the 2018 Polynesian Bowl in Hawaii.

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