Another chapter in the Bru McCoy saga has unfolded. Just months after he transferred from USC to Texas, the five star athlete could be on his way back. After days of speculation, McCoy has officially entered the transfer portal Friday afternoon according to Greg Biggins of 247 Sports.
BREAKING: #Texas WR Bru McCoy just informed the Longhorns coaching staff moments ago he plans to transfer out of Austin and will enter the transfer portal, McCoy's statement below pic.twitter.com/dK7a3aJaYw— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) May 31, 2019
It is expected that McCoy will transfer back to USC although in a statement released he stated that he has “decided to leave UT and return home.”. News of a possible McCoy transfer dropped Sunday evening. It was reported that Texas head coach Tom Herman, quarterback Sam Ehlinger, receivers coach Drew Mehringer, and director of player development Kevin Washington flew out to Southern California to meet with McCoy in an attempt to get him to stay with the Longhorns.
McCoy announced his commitment to USC during the All-American Game back in early January. The Mater Dei product enrolled early in hopes to work with then offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, however that hope would be dashed shortly after his enrollment. Kingsbury took the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job just a month after taking the USC offensive coordinating position. Two weeks later, McCoy entered the transfer portal and made his way to Austin to join the Longhorns. It was said that Texas was a very close second to land the five star athlete before his commitment to USC.
It was expected that McCoy would apply for a waiver that would make him eligible to play immediately once he got to Texas. Those plans are now out the window with him re-entering the transfer portal. He’ll likely be forced to sit out his freshman season. If he does indeed return to the Trojans, it will not count against them as McCoy’s scholarship is already accounted for for the 2019 recruiting class. There would also be room for him on the roster as well.
No decision has been made yet on whether McCoy will return to USC or not, however things could move quickly once his name appears on the portal. It’s unknown what happened at Texas for McCoy to transfer out. USC head coach Clay Helton gave a lot of praise to McCoy despite him transferring out of the USC program originally.
McCoy was rated as a five star athlete out of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California. He was ranked 9th overall and was the No. 1 athlete in the 2019 class according to the 247 Sports Composite. McCoy played outside linebacker, defensive end, and wide receiver for Mater Dei.