Reno's Kaho signs with Washington

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) Reno high school's Brandon Kaho signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play college football at Washington.

"When I went up there, everything felt right," said Kaho. "Coach Pete (Petersen) was awesome. I love seattle, and I'm just excited to be a Dawg."

Kaho was named the Region's Player of the Year and the Sports Caravan Stud of the Year as a senior this season. He led the Huskies to a 12-1 record and a berth in the Northern Championship Game.

He ran for 1,000 yards and led the state of Nevada with 30 rushing touchdowns. He had 70 tackles on defense, including 13 for loss, and six sacks. He also had a pair of interceptions, returning one of them for a touchdown.

Kaho was one of the most sought-after recruits in northern Nevada history, with offers from major programs like Texas, UCLA, USC, Oregon, Tennessee, Notre Dame and Alabama.

"I just knew I'd be taken care of, besides football," added Kaho. "If football didn't work out, I knew I'd be taken care of education-wise. Just on and off the field. And UW was the right place."

Kaho is a four-star recruit, invited to play in a number of postseason All-Star games. He's already committed to play in both the Polynesian Bowl and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and has been invited to play in the Under Armour All-American game.

"I'm just happy to be a Husky and stay a Husky, and I just can't wait to play."

Kaho plans to major in communications and will play linebacker at Washington.