If you’re holding out hope that linebacker Henry To’o To’o will return to the Tennessee Vols in 2021, it’s probably time to move on.

To’o To’o, who entered the portal after Jeremy Pruitt was fired, has remained in California this winter, away from Tennessee’s football team, while taking online classes at UT.

There’s been some hope that To’o To’o would have a change of heart and return to Tennessee after spring practice, but that ship has sailed according to Rivals recruiting director Mike Farrell.

“One of the coaches heavily recruiting Vols transfer linebacker Henry To’oto’o finally told me it’s probably a done deal for Alabama,” said Farrell this week. “The talented linebacker from Northern California will finish classes at Tennessee and move on to Bama unless there is a stunning change of heart.”

The odds of To’o To’o remaining a Vol were always slim — especially after the comments from his dad that called going to Tennessee a mistake.

Another key player in the transfer portal for the Vols is linebacker Quavaris Crouch.

Crouch, a former four-star recruit, was reportedly still with the team this winter, but recent comments from Tennessee’s coaching staff suggest that Crouch is not currently with the team.

Farrell reported this week that Crouch is leaning toward Michigan State, but nothing is a “done deal” like it is with To’o To’o.

“I’m hearing that Michigan State is doing an amazing job with him and showing him how he fits its scheme,” said Farrell. “That’s where I expect him to end up, unless he has a change of heart and sticks with Tennessee.”

It sounds there’s at least a small chance that Crouch could return to the Vols. But given that he’s not currently with the team, I think it’s a longshot that Crouch suits up for Tennessee in 2021.

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