Five-star athlete and Texas transfer Bru McCoy is officially back with USC football after a six month odyssey.
The Bru McCoy transfer saga is officially over.
USC football announced his return on Tuesday afternoon, tweeting a photo of the wide receiver and linebacker in Trojan jersey.
McCoy had announced his decision to transfer away from Texas back on May 31, with all indications pointing towards a move back to USC.
However, there was no actual mention of the Trojans in his statement about his transfer, so naturally, USC fans have been waiting on pins and needles for the assurance of his landing back in cardinal and gold.
They finally have it.
The five-star athlete had enrolled at USC in January, but left for the Longhorns after two weeks, spurning the Trojans after Kliff Kingsbury jumped into an NFL head coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals.
McCoy was slated to be the top prospect in USC’s class of 2019, ranking No. 9 nationally in the 247Sports composite. A gifted wide receiver and linebacker in high school, he projects as a top-tier playmaker.
Losing him to Texas was a massive blow to the Trojans. Getting him back is a major victory for the 2019 offseason.
Unfortunately, it likely won’t mean much for the coming campaign directly. McCoy is expected to sit out a year in compliance with NCAA transfer rules.
Since he wore No. 5 at Mater Dei, and USC has not given that jersey out since retiring it in recognition of Reggie Bush’s Heisman Trophy win, McCoy will have to pick a new number with teh Trojans. We got a couple hints on Tuesday in the official announcement of his return. In one image, McCoy sported a No. 1 jersey. In another he wore a No. 15.
Velus Jones Jr. decided not to transfer out, so it’s likely he will still hold possession of the No. 1. That means the No. 15, which is worn by safety Talanoa Hufanga, could be in McCoy’s future.
That’ll be determined when the Fall Camp roster is released. At the very least, Trojan fans can breathe easy in the knowledge that McCoy will be on it.