Jeremy Pruitt likes what he's seen early in camp from freshman linebacker Henry To’o To’o
One of Tennessee’s biggest recruiting wins of the Jeremy Pruitt era is already living up to the hype.
The Volunteers had to sweat it out all the way up to National Signing Day as Pruitt’s program was battling against both Alabama and Washington for the services of the highest-rated uncommitted defensive player in the nation on signing day, but in the end, the opportunity to play for Pruitt won out with Henry To’o To’o and his family.
Now that he’s finally on campus and competing with his teammates for playing time, To’o To’o has already flashed his massive potential according to Pruitt.
“Henry is a guy who things have come real easy to him. He picks things up, instinctive, can cover, fits the runs, is what you’re looking for in a linebacker,” the Tennessee coach said on Wednesday. “He’s pretty advanced for a young guy at that position. He is capable of being a signal-caller. He is a guy who can play all three downs. He goes out there and works every day. He’s a hard-working guy, he’s tough, he’s physical. He’s got to continue to do that and work hard every day.”
Based on what Pruitt had to offer up there, Tennessee fans better get familiar with No. 11 making plays on Rocky Top. The Volunteer coach isn’t accustomed to throwing out praise, particularly to younger players on defense, but just a week into camp and it would appear Pruitt is already envisioning a scenario in which To’o To’o is making plays this fall for the Big Orange.