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Elite 2019 LB Henry To'oto'o Checks Out Southland

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle 2019 linebacker Henry To'oto'o visited Los Angeles over the weekend and checked out both UCLA and USC...

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle 2019 linebacker Henry To'oto'o is one of the elite 'backers in the West in his class.


To'oto'o has a half-dozen offers already as his sophomore year winds down, all from the Pac-12.

He visited his first two Pac-12 programs last weekend, starting out at UCLA before heading over to USC.

"UCLA was amazing," said To'oto'o.  "I loved it all around.  The coaches showed nothing but love there and made me feel at home."

The attention they paid To'oto'o certainly left a favorable impression.

"Something that really stood out was their welcoming love.  That's all they showed," said To'oto'o.

To'oto'o got to talk with both of the coaches recruiting him, linebackers coach Scott White and defensive line coach and Northern California recruiter Angus McClure.

"It was really cool to be able to spend one-on-one time with Coach White," said To'oto'o.  "He's an amazing man."

To'oto'o also got to see former DLS star, Boss Tagaloa, a defensive lineman for the Bruins.

"Chilling with Boss was cool," said To'oto'o.  "He's my cousin so I see him often but it's always nice to see him."

To'oto'o headed across town to visit USC to wrap up the weekend.

"My unofficial to USC was top-notch," said To'oto'o.  

The large Samoan contingent on the Trojans was something that caught To'oto'o's eye.

"Something that really stood out most to me was their diversity in the Samoan culture," said To'oto'o.  "Being around my own people made me feel comfortable and I am able to relate to them."

Johnny Nansen, the Trojans' linebackers coach, is running point on To'oto'o's recruitment and he got to spend some time with him.

"I got the chance to meet Coach Nansen, Coach (Clay) Helton and Coach KU (Kenechi Udeze)," said To'oto'o.  "They didn't talk about offering me yet but Coach Nansen told me to keep my game and grades up."

Aside from the Bruin offer, To'oto'o has offers from California, ColoradoOregon, Washington and Washington State.

"I really want to visit Washington and Oregon," said To'oto'o .  "I've only had the chance to visit San Diego State, other than USC and UCLA."

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