Bru McCoy, a five-star athlete out of Mater Dei High School, announced his commitment to the USC Trojans during the All-American Bowl on Saturday morning. McCoy was one of the top recruits left uncommitted after the early signing period in December and had Texas competing with USC in hopes to land his signature. The wide receiver who can also play outside linebacker, will give the Trojans a major boost for their 2019 signing class.
Bru McCoy is staying local. The 6-foot-3, 212 pound athlete will be a car ride away from his home town of Santa Ana, California on Saturdays in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. While USC was the favorite to land the talented wide receiver, McCoy also boasted offers from 24 other football programs.
McCoy is the No. 1 athlete in the nation, the No. 2 player in the state of California, and the current reigning Max Preps National Football Player of the Year.
For the second straight year a Mater Dei Monarch takes home the National Football Player of the Year award.— Zack Poff (@Zack_Poff_MP) January 2, 2019
In 2017 it was JT Daniels and this year @buhbuhbru takes home the award after a big-time senior campaign.
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Heading into Saturday’s All-American game, McCoy was deciding to whether play football in Los Angeles or Austin, Texas. The chance at playing for his “hometown” team and a new and exciting Kliff Kingsbury offense was too good to pass up for the Southern California native, not to mention being able to catch touchdowns from former high school teammate JT Daniels.
While USC is loaded at wide receiver, I expect McCoy to not have to wait long to see playing time, much like another former teammate Amon-Ra St. Brown. Upperclassmen Tyler Vaughns and Michael Pittman Jr. will be headed to the NFL next year, which paves the way for McCoy and St. Brown to make it the Mater Dei show in the end zone.
This is the signing that USC needed to give its 2019 class an elite boost. McCoy is arguably the most talented prospect in the nation with how he plays both wide receiver and outside linebacker. Texas had been hoping they could steal him away from the west coast.
Through his high school career as a wide receiver, McCoy recorded 2,605 receiving yards and 34 touchdowns where he averaged 17.1 yards per catch. On defense he recorded 49 total tackles, 13 sacks, and two touchdowns.
McCoy also gives the Trojans an explosive option on special teams, either in defending the kick, or taking it to the house. The future Trojan star is the headliner of a 2019 USC class that is rising through the ranks in hopes of a Top 10 finish.