About a week after he entered the transfer portal, former Alabama linebacker Ale Kaho has announced his new destination.

Kaho, a native of Reno, Nevada, will be closer to home with his new team, the Utah Utes. Kaho saw plenty of time with the Crimson Tide on special teams. Kaho twice was named Special Teams Player of the Week by Alabama’s coaching staff last season (vs. Kentucky and vs. LSU) and he blocked three punts during the 2019 season.

Kaho came to Tuscaloosa after being rated as one of the nation’s best linebacker prospects in the 2018 recruiting cycle. Kaho was listed as the No. 2 overall inside linebacker prospect in the country in his class by 247Sports. Davis was rated as a 5-star prospect. In three seasons with the Crimson Tide, the 6-foot-1, 235-pound Kaho collected 32 tackles (14 solo, 18 assisted) and scored a touchdown in 2019 on a punt he blocked.

His college career has been a winding road.

He committed to BYU during high school but then saw his recruitment take off, and he ultimately signed with the Washington Huskies. But then shortly after he got to Washington he asked to be released from his letter of intent. The request was granted by then-Washington head coach Chris Petersen, and Kaho transferred to Alabama, the Desert News reported.