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Vai Kaho becomes Jay Norvell's first local commitment

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Nevada football. (Chris Murray/NSN)

The Nevada football team got its second commitment in the 2020 class Sunday when linebacker Vai Kaho pledged to the Wolf Pack. I'll track all of Nevada's commitments on this page as more pledges come in, so you can bookmark it for future reference. Here's a look at Kaho.

Vai Kaho

Committed: April 28

Position: Linebacker

Height/weight: 6-2/210

Hometown: Reno

High school: Bishop Manogue High

In short: Kaho became the first Northern Nevada prospect to commit to the Wolf Pack in Jay Norvell's first four recruiting classes. The Bishop Manogue product also had offers from BYU and Sacramento State. His older brother, Ale, is currently playing for Alabama. Kaho is a three-star recruit, per 247Sports.com and ESPN. Rivals lists him as a two-star recruit. As a junior, Kaho had 81 tackles, two sacks, two fumbles recovered, one interception and one forced fumble for the Miners, who won the 4A Regional title before making it to the state championship game. With excellent size, he could play linebacker or safety at the next level. I'd expect him to end up a middle linebacker who could play early in his career for the hometown school as Nevada loses two linebacker starters from the 2019 roster.

Jackson Lataimua

Committed: April 26

Position: Safety

Height/weight: 5-11/195

Hometown: San Mateo, Calif.

High school: Junipero Serra High

In short: Nevada offered Lataimua a scholarship in February, which at the time of his commitment remained his only offer. The three-star recruit is a versatile player who has played running back and slot receiver, although most of his recruiting has come on the defensive side of the ball. "I love defense, I love to hit and cover," Lataimua told 247Sports.com. "Nevada watched my film and they liked how I play." Wyoming, San Jose State and Montana State also had been recruiting Lataimua, who pulled the trigger quickly to commit to Nevada as the first pledge in the Wolf Pack's 2020 recruiting class. As a junior, Lataimua recorded 59 tackles, an interception and a sack. Lataimua is one of the top defensive backs in the Bay Area and fills a position of need for the Wolf Pack at safety.



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