Former five-star wide receiver Bru McCoy, who transferred from USC football to Texas in January, has reentered his name in the transfer portal.
There have been more twist and turns to the Bru McCoy saga than the newest and greatest ride at Six Flags. Months removed from transferring to Texas after signing with and enrolling at USC, the 2019 five-star wide receiver is now back on the market.
McCoy has re-entered the transfer portal, opening the door for what would be a shocking return to Southern California, according to Greg Biggins of 247 Sports.
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Biggins tweeted a statement from McCoy, who said he has “decided to leave UT and return home.”
Though he did not mention USC in his statement, it is expected that the receiver will land with the Trojans.
Long considered a USC lean at Mater Dei, McCoy flirted with Texas prior to Signing Day only to enroll with the Trojans. Then he bounced for Austin two and half weeks later, shortly after Kliff Kingsbury’s equally brief stint on campus came to an end.
While McCoy spent the spring practicing with the Longhorns, USC hired Air Raid disciple Graham Harrell and revamped the Trojan offense. Head coach Clay Helton also made significant changes to the way USC conducted practice in a bid to fix all the problems that led to the 5-7 disaster of the 2018 season.
Somewhere along the way, McCoy seemed to recognize that the grass was not greener in Austin and turned his eyes back to Los Angeles when UT’s spring semester finished.
When he transferred to Texas, the expectation was for him to apply for a waiver to be granted immediate eligibility to play in 2019. Now that his sights are set on coming back to USC, it appears unlikely he will be granted such a waiver. He is likely to have to sit out the 2019 season in compliance with NCAA transfer rules.
Since his scholarship was already tallied among USC’s initial counters for the class of 2019, he has already been accounted for in that regard. Given the expected transfers out of the program this spring, a scholarship relative to the 85 man roster is almost certainly assured as well.
Helton certainly had great things to say about McCoy, even as he left the program under somewhat embarrassing circumstances.
“I will say this about Bru. Phenomenal person. Phenomenal athlete,” Helton said when he introduced the class of 2019 on Signing Day. “I can say this about him, he loved his time here at USC. He loved his teammates. The personal relationship I’ll have with that young man will be for a lifetime with him and his family. I wish him nothing but the best. It ended on really, really good terms and that relationship will last a lifetime.”
Ending things on good terms with McCoy and his family seems to have worked out for Helton, who now gets to welcome back a coveted athlete to his roster.
McCoy was a five-star recruit who ranked No. 9 nationally and No. 1 among athletes in the 247Sports composite having played wide receiver and linebacker in high school. He was the No. 2 prospect out of California for 2019.