Texas receiver Bru McCoy runs a route at the Frank Denius practice fields in Austin on March 11, 2019. [RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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The Bru McCoy saga continues with more transfer speculation

Posted May 27th, 2019


Bru McCoy was a five-star wide receiver from the 2019 class who signed with USC. He then enrolled at USC, and that was supposed to be the end of his recruitment. It wasn’t. The California native lasted a week on USC’s campus before transferring to Austin and joining the Texas football team for spring practice. It was a big get for Tom Herman and his staff, adding another dynamic weapon to the offense. The only concern was eligibility. Not anymore. A report by Chris Trevino at USCfootball.com surfaced Monday morning that McCoy is contemplating a transfer back to Los Angeles to rejoin USC.

Five-star athlete Bru McCoy at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio. (Mike Craven)

A source at Texas confirms the unrest by the star wide receiver. He’s yet to receive a waiver for the 2019 season, leaving his immediate future in doubt. McCoy could be forced to sit out in 2019 since he technically transferred from USC. Texas hoped the NCAA would grant him a waiver, and that hope is still alive. The new concern is where McCoy will try and cash in on that waiver. McCoy is reportedly homesick, though, he’s not yet in the transfer portal.

McCoy returned home for Memorial Day Weekend. Texas hopes that trip back to California helps McCoy get back on track for the 2019 season. If it doesn’t, it is expected that McCoy’s name will enter the transfer portal by the end of the week. Nothing is done, according to the source, but McCoy is contemplating a move back to USC, and that is a blow for the short- and long-term future of Texas’ wide receiver position.


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