Tennessee welcomed in almost all their remaining 2019 signees on move-in day about a week ago. Just a couple days ago, five-star offensive tackle Darnell Wright joined his fellow 2019 signees and arrived on campus. On Monday, one of the Vols’ other headliners in their 2019 class officially arrived to Knoxville.
High four-star linebacker Henry To’oto’o officially moved in to UT on Monday, nearly finalizing all of Tennessee’s 2019 recruiting class. The elite linebacker from Concord, California arrived with his family and was greeted by his main recruiter, tight ends coach Brian Niedermeyer, in a video released by Tennessee’s official Twitter account. Later in the video, Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt greets To’oto’o as well, adding, “Looks like you finally made it.”
Bringing that Cali Swag to the Volunteer State.
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) June 3, 2019
To’oto’o thrust Tennessee into the spotlight on National Signing Day back in February when he chose the Vols over Alabama in a nationally televised ceremony.
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, To’oto’o was the No. 44 overall player, No. 3 outside linebacker, and No. 7 player in the state of California in the 2019 class. The De La Salle High School product held offers from nearly two dozen schools, but his decision came down to Tennessee, Alabama, and Washington. Ultimately, the elite linebacker chose the Vols thanks to the departure of Alabama defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi and his relationship with UT’s coaches.
To’oto’o is the third-highest rated player in Tennessee’s 2019 class according to 247Sports. The only players rated higher than him were five-stars Darnell Wright and Wanya Morris.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker played primarily at outside linebacker in high school, but it’s believed he’ll be looked at as an inside linebacker once he begins practicing with the team this fall.
The only member of Tennessee’s 2019 class who isn’t on campus now is four-star safety Anthony Harris. The talented safety from Havelock, North Carolina is awaiting grades and test scores to get back before it will be determined if he can qualify and join UT or not.