Texas receiver Bru McCoy blocks assistant coach Drew Mehringer at the Denius Fields in Austin on March 11, 2019. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Tom Herman and Sam Ehlinger head to Los Angeles to thwart transfer talk from Bru McCoy

Posted May 29th, 2019


One day after it started its off-season workouts, Texas’ football team sent its head coach and quarterback to California in search of a wayward receiver.

A Texas spokesperson confirmed to the American-Statesman that head coach Tom Herman and quarterback Sam Ehlinger were traveling to Los Angeles on Wednesday to meet with freshman receiver Bru McCoy. Receivers coach Drew Mehringer and Kevin Washington, the director of player development for Texas, also made the trip. Earlier this week, it was reported that McCoy was wavering on his decision to attend Texas and was considering a transfer to USC.

McCoy originally signed with USC but transferred to Texas after spending only a few days on the Los Angeles campus.


Wednesday’s news may remind some Texas fans of a 2015 caravan that featured UT president Gregory Fenves, former coach Charlie Strong and then-athletics director Mike Perrin flying to Tulsa in an attempt to convince Sterlin Gilbert to sign on as the Longhorns’ offensive coordinator. This time, Texas is trying to re-recruit a five-star addition to its 2019 recruiting class.

The 6-3, 215-pound McCoy went through spring drills at Texas and was considered a candidate for playing time at various receiver positions. In Texas’ spring game, McCoy collected three catches while running routes for the Orange and White teams.

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