BYU Commit Brandon Kaho Might Visit UCLA Next Weekend

Apr. 21 -- Despite committing to BYU last summer, four-star outside linebacker Brandon Kaho has been a hot commodity all offseason and he's at least hearing what other coaches have to say, including UCLA...

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No longer considered a hidden gem, Brandon Kaho is maintaining relationships with several coaching staffs although his commitment to BYU could be considered firm.

Or, at least, as firm as it could be for a prospect taking a look at the options.

The four-star outside linebacker from Reno, Nev., picked up a flurry of scholarship offers in recent months and has taken a nearby trip to Stanford, with another Pac-12 stop scheduled for this weekend to Washington. The Cardinal and Huskies are just two of the seven programs Kaho has in the conversation as the spring evaluation period kicks off.

"I'm still committed to BYU and pretty strong with them, but I'm just looking into all the schools that are expressing a lot of interest in me," Kaho told Scout.com. "I went out to Stanford and it went very well. I loved walking around the campus and the vibe there you can't really explain. The education is obviously big and how they work things there is different and special. I really like the coaches there a lot. I talk mostly to Lance Anderson and we've got a good connection."

Kaho is set to swing through Seattle this weekend to see the Huskies up close and could visit UCLA next weekend for the Bruins' spring showcase.

"The plan right now is to head out to Washington and then UCLA," Kaho said. "I know Washington has a good Polynesian community up there within their football program and I've heard about how much they care for the culture. That's a big part for me. The coaches text me and check up on me all the time, and I really like that staff. Obviously they made it to the College Football Playoff, but when I've talked to the coaches, they don't care about football, it's about being a good person and bettering yourself.

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

CaliforniaNotre DameOregon and Utah are the other four that Kaho has in his pseudo top eight.

"I'll probably be able to visit some of the others later on, maybe after my spring ball in the summer," Kaho said. "I'll be out at BYU this summer for sure. My brother will be camping with them so I'll be hanging out."

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect intends to take his LDS mission straight out of high school next summer, and said recruiters have been very supportive of his decision to delay his college enrollment.

"All of the coaches have been great, so that was good to hear," Kaho said.


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