2019 Prospect: 2019 5 star LB Henry To'oto'o chooses Tennessee

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I'm afraid Tosh leaving will hurt with Henry.
its been reported that HT has been communicating with Golding down the stretch and has mentioned in interviews that he wants to commit to the school and not to any particular coach. I believe when HT comes for his OV, CNS will have a plan in place to show him how we will use him and how important he is to this class. the home visit after the OV ( hopefully with a new DC) will be huge!
 
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its been reported that HT has been communicating with Golding down the stretch and has mentioned in interviews that he wants to commit to the school and not to any particular coach. I believe when HT comes for his OV, CNS will have a plan in place to show him how we will use him and how important he is to this class. the home visit after the OV ( hopefully with a new DC) will be huge!
I would also think Tosh would have called Henry (maybe per Saban request) and told him Bama was still the place for him and Tosh was still continuing to recruit him.
 

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I see on the Ut board they are pretty confident ! Although the Crystal Balls are 100% Bama, UT is also listed as warmer with Bama in interest level! The fact that Pruitt gets an OV this weekend also gives Pruitt the chance to highlight Bama’s ‘unstable’ coaching situation! Something that Nick will have to address most certainly on HT’s visit to TTown!
 

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I would also think Tosh would have called Henry (maybe per Saban request) and told him Bama was still the place for him and Tosh was still continuing to recruit him.
Yes I agree. And in actuality , Tosh leaving for the NFL was a win-win situation for Coach Saban and Bama. Tosh will no longer coach or recruit at the college level therefore not a threat to recruit against us ( looking at you Georgia) and he gets a NFL gig.
 

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its been reported that HT has been communicating with Golding down the stretch and has mentioned in interviews that he wants to commit to the school and not to any particular coach. I believe when HT comes for his OV, CNS will have a plan in place to show him how we will use him and how important he is to this class. the home visit after the OV ( hopefully with a new DC) will be huge!
That's good stuff right there. Kids need to commit to play for schools and not coaches. That said, Golding is a pretty good coach and recruiter in his own right.
 

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There were 3 CB's today for Henry but all were VIP picks. Bama or UT is trending.
They were all for UT, I guess losing Lupoi really hurt! We don’t need to lose To’oto’o!

He is coming off an OV , so that may have something to do with his interest in UT. He has Trey and Taulia to persuade him at the Polynesian bowl plus an OV on the 25th. I’m sure Nick will have to undo the coaching instability propaganda he got from UT, and Tosh leaving didn’t help! Funny the crystal balls came right after Tosh left! His last OV is Oregon, so we still have Cristobal to contend with!
 
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They were all for UT, I guess losing Lupoi really hurt! We don’t need to lose To’oto’o!

He is coming off an OV , so that may have something to do with his interest in UT. He has Trey and Taulia to persuade him at the Polynesian bowl plus an OV on the 25th. I’m sure Nick will have to undo the coaching instability propaganda he got from UT, and Tosh leaving didn’t help! Funny the crystal balls came right after Tosh left! His last OV is Oregon, so we still have Cristobal to contend with!

We may have a lot to overcome here. Interested to see what Jam might have to say. Real position of need and a chance to play early. Always good to have the last visit.
 

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We may have a lot to overcome here. Interested to see what Jam might have to say. Real position of need and a chance to play early. Always good to have the last visit.
from what he told reporters, it sounds like he's not letting it affect him too much. very level headed responses.
 

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from what he told reporters, it sounds like he's not letting it affect him too much. very level headed responses.
That`s good to hear. I personally think one of the real keys to this season will be what kind of play we get at ILB.
 

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a fun tidbit. To'oto'o is half Tongan and Samoan . his Tongan father comes from the same village as Ale Kaho's family in Tonga.
they are not related, but both families are very, very close as most Polynesian families are.
 

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a fun tidbit. To'oto'o is half Tongan and Samoan . his Tongan father comes from the same village as Ale Kaho's family in Tonga.
they are not related, but both families are very, very close as most Polynesian families are.
Nice tidbit SJC. To add, Tua/Taulia are Samoan.

Now that I see where UT got the CB's coming off his OV it is not that bad. OV's typically bring out CB's and many times not accurate. What is the attraction to UT other than promised instant playing time. Pruitt does relate to kids really well but it seems odd a west coast kid would have UT as one of his perceived two finalist.
 

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Coach Golding just landed in the Bay Area. he is set to visit HT before his OV in February.

Golding will have an opportunity to show Bama Nation that keeping him was a good move.
 

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Coach Golding just landed in the Bay Area. he is set to visit HT before his OV in February.

Golding will have an opportunity to show Bama Nation that keeping him was a good move.
He's reputed to be a great recruiter.....................hopefully he can land him
 

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