USC Football Wide Receiver Bru McCoy entered the transfer portal on January 13th of this year. There has been absolutely no word on his return, so while many fans are more than interested in him returning, it looks like it's probably not going to happen at the moment.
The falling out with McCoy is due to McCoy getting arrested on July 24th, 2021 on a domestic violence case. It turned out the next month that he would not face criminal charges. The Title IX office at USC chose to do their own review of the case, however, before they dismissed his suspension.
The case ended up getting dismissed, but McCoy is likely not thrilled about how USC handled this situation. It's why many seem to be very understanding of him entering the portal. It was unclear as to where he'd transfer, but after a recent visit to Tennessee, it seems a bit more clear.
USC Football WR Bru McCoy is now projected to go to Tennessee after his visit there.
Bru McCoy was predicted to go to Tennessee by national 247Sports writer Chris Hummer in the 247Sports crystal ball prediction system. He is the only one to put a crystal ball prediction in for McCoy so far. It's an interesting spot for McCoy, who previously had to transfer back to USC after he transferred to Texas due to homesickness.
Going to Tennessee would be even more distance from his hometown in Santa Ana, California. That being said, Tennessee would certainly want him. In McCoy's one year on the field (didn't play in 2019 due to ineligibility after transferring twice in one offseason and was hurt for the regular season anyways), McCoy showed a lot of promise.
His statistics were a little modest, as he caught 21 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns, but when realizing that he had Amon-Ra St. Brown, Tyler Vaughns, and Drake London above him on the depth chart, the numbers get put in context a little bit. He passed the eye test with flying colors, and you can't lose talent.
Talent is certainly something McCoy has had plenty of, as he was the No. 9 recruit in the entire country for his 2019 class (No. 1 athlete). He'll have a chance at immediate playing time there, and Tennessee probably likes Wide Receiver University receivers. After all, they just took Velus Jones Jr. from our bench and he turned out to be a potential NFL receiver. McCoy of course did not play last year due to his suspension, but the Vols clearly like the tape he put out before 2021.