Hurricane Cornerback Verbals To Idaho

Last weekend on an official visit to the University of Idaho campus, Kapolei (Hawai'i) cover corner KALANI BRACKENRIDGE, whose half-brother is Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Tyron Brackenridge, made a verbal commitment to the Vandals. But, as reported Monday afternoon, Kalani is keeping his options open. He holds offers from Washington State, Wyoming, and Idaho, and more could be on the way.

Scout.com caught up with Hawai'i standout cornerback Kalani Brackenridge Monday night to get an update on how the recruiting process is going now that his senior season has officially ended. Brackenridge saw his team make it to the first round of the State playoffs this year, and as the team's starting cornerback, as well as a wide receiver and a return specialist, Brackenridge was a major part of the Hurricanes 2008 success.

"I just went on a trip up to Idaho," he said after returning from the Moscow campus over the weekend, "and I verbally committed."

"I thought it was a real cool place," the future Criminal Justice major said of the University of Idaho. "A small college town - that's what I'm looking for. It was cold out there, but I thought it was nice. And then the education part sounded good. The facilities are nice. I liked it. Everything looked pretty new, like up to date equipment and stuff. I thought it was pretty good."

But a verbal commitment is not binding, and the speedy (4.5 forty) cover corner who prides himself on man-to-man coverage currently holds offers from Washington State and Wyoming. He is keeping his options open.

An interesting coaching change could also bring a new team into the picture. Former Vandal defensive line coach Johnny Nansen was running point for Idaho in recruiting Brackenridge until last week, when he was hired by new Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian. With the change, the Huskies could jump into the mix.

Communication with Idaho has not dropped off, as Vandal Recruiting Coordinator Luther Carr has taken over where Nansen left off. Plus, former Star Bulletin Offensive Player of the Year and All-State runningback Kama Bailey, Idaho's starting kickoff return specialist in 2008 as a true freshman, hosted Brackenridge during his visit to the Idaho campus.

The heat could also be turned up by the Cougars and Cowboys who still have offers extended to Brackenridge as signing day approaches.


Player Profile: Kalani Brackenridge



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