Kaho Taking Time, Remaining Open

July 4, 2017
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BEAVERTON, Ore. – There may appear to be two teams toward the top of Brandon Kaho’s list of schools, including the school he’s given a verbal commitment to already, but the 2018 Nevada linebacker is also considering many others and isn’t in a rush to bring the process to an end.

“Not right now,” Kaho said this week from The Opening here at Nike World Headquarters when asked if he had a timetable for a final decision.

“I’m just kind of going with the flow and chilling right now.”

The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder from Reno committed to BYU over a year ago and remains a Cougar pledge, but is still looking at other schools, including Washington.

“Washington is definitely up toward the top of my recruiting process,” he said.

“Just the coaching staff and how I feel around the players and stuff. It feels like home and they made me feel very comfortable. The program is awesome, education is awesome, Seattle is awesome, all around.”

He’ll definitely get another look at Seattle this fall.

“My official visits are BYU and Washington for sure right now and I don’t know my other three right now,” he said.

Notre Dame is another school trying to get in the mix, but Kaho can’t say just how serious of contenders the Irish are at this point.

“To be honest, I’ve got to go out there and see how I feel around the coaches to answer that question,” he said.

Kaho doesn’t have a date for a visit yet, saying, “Me and my family are working on it right now.”

But Notre Dame assistant Brian Polian and the Irish’s tradition have caught Kaho’s attention.

“Just the history behind it and their coaching staff as well,” he said. “I have a good relationship with Coach Polian.”

He’s hoping for the chance to get a better feel for the program if he makes it to South Bend.

“Definitely the coaching staff and how the players are around each other and how they interact with the coaches, just all around the school and the atmosphere and everything,” he said.

Stanford is another school making a big push.

“The education of course is very big and speaks for itself,” he said. “The atmosphere around there is awesome. It’s close to home as well. The football program is good as well. All around, it’s a great place.

“How aggressive their defense is, I feel like I could fit in really well. We’ll see what happens.”

Kaho will use a relatively simple process to pick one school in the end.

“Just how the school will help me out in the long run,” he said.

He enjoyed his time at the summer’s most prestigious event without trying to overthink anything because of the increase of competition.

“I don’t really think about it. I just do my thing and keep playing the way I always play. I’m competing against the best and to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best.”

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