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2018 5-Star Recruit Announces A New Commitment

A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers at on October 24, 2009 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

One of the top recruits in the 2018 class has announced a new commitment. It's a big one.

Ale Kaho, a five-star linebacker in the 2018 class, had been committed to Washington, however, he's gotten out of his pledge to the Huskies and chosen a new program.

The five-star recruit was released from his national letter of intent earlier this week. According to 247Sports, he's decided on a commitment.

Kaho has committed to Alabama.

From 247Sports:

The former five-star linebacker from Reno, Nev., was released from his national letter of intent with Washington on Monday and a source close to the situation has informed 247Sports that Alabama will be the landing spot. It is expected that Kaho, the No. 1-rated inside linebacker in the 2018 class according to the 247Sports rankings, will depart for Tuscaloosa as early as Wednesday night.

The 6-foot-1, 218-pound prospect was a longtime commit to Brigham Young during the recruiting process before flipping his commitment to the Huskies just prior to the early signing period last December. He signed with Washington last year and arrived in Seattle this summer, but never enrolled while wrapping up required coursework. Huskies head coach Chris Petersen cited "personal reasons" for the release of the program's highest-rated incoming freshman.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound linebacker is ranked the No. 21 overall recruit in the 2018 class by 247Sports.