Recruiting Profile: Ale “Brandon” Kaho (RB, c/o 2018)

No one had heard of Brandon Kaho when BYU’s head coach Kalani Sitake offered him a scholarship in the summer of 2016.  But he got much more notice after dominating at the prep ranks his junior season. Kaho is a 6-foot-3 215 pound outside linebacker and running back who will be a great addition to the BYU football (Class of 2018).

Kaho preps at Reno High School, where he played in seven games as a sophomore and had 21 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown, 2 receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown, had 23 tackles (16 solo, 7 assisted), four tackles for loss, a sack, and 12 punts for 448 yards (37.3 avg).  In just two games so far this season he has already eclipsed some of those statistical totals.  He has 21 carries for 196 yards (9.3 avg) and three touchdowns rushing in those two games, to go along with 3 receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown, four solo tackles and a tackle for loss.

Kaho is rated 4-stars by Scout and Rivals, and 3-stars by ESPN. He holds scholarship offers from BYU, Colorado, Hawaii, Louisville, Nevada, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, SDSU, Stanford, UCLA, UNLV, Utah, USU, Vanderbilt, Washington, and Washington State.

Hometown: Reno, Nevada High School: Reno
Class: 2018 HT/WT: 6’3”, 215 lbs.
Position: OLB, running back 40 time: 4.82
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL Power ball: 35 feet
Twitter: @Brandonkah0 Vertical: 31.1 inches
Offer date: June 16, 2016 Commit date: June 16, 2016
[usrlist Rivals:4 Scout:4 ESPN:3 avg=”true”] Offers: BYU, Nevada, Utah

I caught up with Kaho to ask him about his recruitment:

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?
Kaho: I chose BYU because it was the best fit for me and I love the coaches and environment.

BYU Insider: Why do you feel BYU is a good fit for you?
Kaho: I have a lot of family out there, the school is a part of my religion, and I have my cousin that plays at BYU.  Also, Sione Takitaki and Aleva Hifo.

BYU Insider: What do you most look forward to in suiting up for the cougars?
Kaho: I look forward to putting on that jersey and representing not only myself and my family but a great program and our church!

BYU Insider: What other schools were showing you love in the recruiting process?
Kaho: Utah , Nevada, Hawaii.

BYU Insider: Favorite Movie?
Kaho: Cool Runnings, Forest Gump

BYU Insider: What is your greatest accomplishment in sports? In life?
Kaho: [in football] making it on varsity and starting as a Sophomore, and [in life] just becoming a better person I’m my daily life.

BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Kaho: From coach Kalani Sitake, who he told me to always do the right thing and never change who I am no matter what people say or think about me.

BYU Insider: Who is a current player (collegiate or pro) that you seek to emulate on the field?
Kaho: Fred Warner and Kyle Van Noy because I play the same position as them and they are great people.

BYU Insider: What are your personal goals for this season (2016)?
Kaho: To stay strong and healthy and better myself with the game mentally

BYU Insider: Anything else you’d like Cougarfans to know about you?
Kaho: That I am so very thankful to play and represent this program and church in the best way I can!!! #blessed

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Brandon Kaho is a recruit for the BYU Class of 2018.  For a comprehensive list of all of BYU’s c/o ’18 recruits and commitments click here. If you have any additional information or insight about this recruit, please include it in the comment section below.

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