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Texas extends an offer to 4-star Nevada ILB Brandon Kaho

Despite holding pledges in the second unit, Texas is continues to pursue linebacker targets.


Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns aren’t done gauging the market on linebackers just yet, as the staff offered Reno (NV) inside linebacker Brandon Kaho on Wednesday afternoon.

A four-star prospect, Kaho holds 12 total offers, including invitations from Alabama, Oregon, UCLA, Notre Dame, USC and Washington, among others. The ‘Horns would certainly be playing catch-up after offering so late in the process, but it’s clear the staff is still interested in adding another prospect at the position.

Texas currently holds a pair of linebacker pledges in the form of IMG Academy (Fla.) product Ayodele Adeoye and Byron Hobbs out of Fort Worth Eastern Hills. Prized Arp safety DeMarvion Overshown projects as a linebacker, as well.

Kaho now joins Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas product Nik Bonitto as the only two uncommitted linebacker prospects currently holding a Texas offer, although Kaho’s 247Sports profile does list him as a ‘soft’ pledge to BYU.

At 6-foot-3, 232 pounds, Kaho is ranked as the nation’s No. 136 player, No. 6 inside linebacker and the No. 4 player in Nevada, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.