One of the highest profile targets left for Tennessee in the 2019 recruiting cycle is linebacker Henry To’oto’o. The California native has seen Washington and Utah officially, but according to Rivals, To’oto’o is down to Alabama and Tennessee.
To’oto’o has also been one of Alabama’s long-time key targets in 2019. Tosh Lupoi has led the charge hoping to snag the elite linebackers from the west coast. To’oto’o will announce his college decision on January 19 at the Polynesian Bowl. Alabama and Tennessee are considered his top two. (Via Rivals)
To’oto’o visited Tennessee back in June, following his offer from the Vols which came on Christmas day in 2017. On that same trip in June, To’oto’o camped with Alabama.
According to the 247 Sports Composite, To’oto’o is the 41st ranked player in the class of 2019. The four-star linebacker has 10 crystal ball projections pointing towards Alabama, currently.
With Tennessee and Alabama thought of as his top two, it would make sense for To’oto’o to take official visits to see both schools in January. With him being on the west coast, it may happen over the span of one weekend, as it did back in June. That’s something to monitor over the next few weeks.
Linebacker is arguably Tennessee’s biggest remaining need. Lakia Henry seems to be trending away from the Vols, despite Henry remaining committed for the time being. To’oto’o would be an obvious fix to that problem, but Tennessee has work to do getting past Nick Saban and the Tide.