School Soccer World reacts to Henry To’oto’o switch
Tennessee linebacker Henry To’oto’o was on the wrong side of his career on the third Saturday in October. Now he might get a chance to smoke a victory cigar this fall after deciding to move to Alabama.
To’oto’o was a highly respected four-star recruit from California when he first started working as a recruit when he eventually devoted himself to the Vols. He was the No. 44 recruit and No. 3 outside the linebacker in the 2019 pro 247Sports class.
His career got off to a quick start when he received the Freshman All-American award in 2019. This was followed by a solid second season with 76 tackles (10 for loss), one sack, one interception and three defended passes. He now has three years to continue this production in Tuscaloosa.
At the beginning of his transfer, the state of Ohio appeared to have its leg up. Instead, he goes to one of Tennessee’s biggest rivals. It’s quite a blow to the Vols as many have noticed.
Between To’oto’o and Jameson Williams, Bama probably filled the two largest holes in his lineup in a few days. https://t.co/4Gx68jmZuh
– Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) May 8, 2021
In a couple of years, Henry To’oto’o will be the best former band in the NFL and he will be pulled out of Bama. pic.twitter.com/KIDrv30HRQ
– Smokey Vol (@theSmokeyVol) May 8, 2021
As is the case in college football, the rich just keep getting richer. When it comes to Nick Saban, that’s basically the law.
When the Henry To’oto’o News hit the Sec 👀😂😂🤩🤩🤦🏿♂️🤦🏿♂️🤷🏿♂️🤷🏿♂️ pic.twitter.com/vDAmiGq60n
– REV. B (@ WilliamBrunso10) May 8, 2021
One of the big focuses for Henry To’oto’o and Alabama now is that the SEC may have the one-year transfer exemption for players within the conference. That would allow him to compete instantly.
Given his choice of Alabama over another powerhouse program like the state of Ohio, imagine he and the Crimson Tide are confident it will pass.
Should hear from the SEC regarding the one-year transfer exception within the conference in the first week of June. Henry To’oto’o and #Alabama need to be confident that it will be over. More on his decision – https://t.co/rDbbjppGU5 @bamainsider #RollTide pic.twitter.com/fX2p0ZnlDN
– Andrew Bone (@AndrewJBone) May 8, 2021
Another big transfer for @AlabamaFTBL and a possible reference to the SEC’s intra-conference ruling. https://t.co/QvyxiumUTz
– Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) May 8, 2021
Alabama soccer will host Tennessee on October 23rd this fall. This game is always circled on calendars in Tuscaloosa and Knoxville, but this can give it a little more juice when possible.