Henry To’o To’o Speaks on Returning to Neyland Stadium
The No. 3 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide are preparing to travel to Knoxville, TN to battle it out with the No. 6 ranked Tennessee Volunteers. This 'Third Saturday in October' will be huge for both Alabama and Tennessee fans alike, but it may be even bigger for Alabama linebacker and former Tennessee Volunteer Henry To'o To'o.
To'o To'o, a former 4-star recruit out of De La Salle high school in Concord, CA, committed to the Vols in the 2019 recruiting class under then Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt, who coincidentally, was a former assistant under Nick Saban. Once Pruitt was fired after an internal investigation that showed proof of recruiting violations, To'o To'o entered the transfer portal on January 20th of 2021, on May 8th, 2021 he committed to the Tide.
The California Native has been an anchor on the Tide defense for the past year and a half. Providing incredible athleticism and sure tackling at the inside linebacker position. During his time in Tuscaloosa, To'o To'o has racked up 150 tackles (11 of which are for loss) and 5 sacks in 21 games. To'o To'o has been tremendous for the Tide.
Henry To'o To'o on going back to Knoxville:
Definitely super excited, you guys already know my journey and where I started, so definitely going to be a huge challenge. They're a great team, going to be a great environment, super excited about being able to play in another hostile environment, being able to test who we are as a team, and you know just another game on the road for us. Big rivalry tradition-wise, this tradition runs deep so you know super excited to uphold that tradition, and that legacy of Alabama Football.
The Alabama-Tennessee rivalry is filled with pure hatred. With Alabama not having lost to Tennessee in the past 15 years and both teams being ranked within the top 10, Neyland Stadium will be rocking on Oct. 15. We all know that they are "low down, dirty, and they some snitches", but in order to remind them of that, Henry To'o To'o and Co. will have to shut down one of the most electric offenses in the nation.