The addition of To’o To’o goes a long way in solidifying Alabama’s linebacker corps after the departure of senior Dylan Moses to the NFL.
To’o To’o, a California native and former No. 4-rated outside linebacker in the Class of 2019, started all 10 games at weak-side linebacker last season and led the Vols with 76 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss.
It’s the second straight week that Alabama coach Nick Saban has pulled a potential impact player from the transfer portal.
Williams will be immediately eligible under a new NCAA policy allowing transfers to change schools once without having to sit out a year of competition.
The timing of To’o To’o being allowed to compete at Alabama is complicated by an SEC policy that requires transfers within the conference to sit out a season.
However, many conferences, including the ACC, have done away with similar policies this offseason.
Alabama is scheduled to open the season in Atlanta on Sept. 5 against Miami.