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Wide receiver Bru McCoy‘s career with the Texas Longhorns is over before it started.
Greg Biggins of 247Sports shared McCoy’s statement revealing he told the Texas coaching staff he will enter the transfer portal. “This is purely a personal decision and is no reflection on the University of Texas,” it read in part.
Greg Biggins @GregBiggins
BREAKING: #Texas WR Bru McCoy just informed the Longhorns coaching staff moments ago he plans to transfer out of Austin and will enter the transfer portal, McCoy’s statement below https://t.co/dK7a3aJaYw
McCoy is a 5-star prospect and the No. 9 player in the class of 2019, per 247Sports‘ composite rankings. Chip Brown of Horns247 noted McCoy was initially at USC before transferring to Texas and could return to the Trojans following this decision.
According to Brown, the Texas staff was optimistic that the receiver would be immediately eligible to play after arriving from USC. However, “a return to USC would almost certainly result in McCoy having to sit out a year under transfer rules.”
Brown’s report detailed the recruitment process with McCoy, revealing he felt “deceived” by USC’s coaching staff after Kliff Kingsbury accepted the head coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals shortly after he was hired as offensive coordinator for the Pac-12 school.
That’s when he decided to go to Texas.
Brown cited a family source who said McCoy plans on transferring back to USC because he is homesick after growing up in Southern California. “Everyone wants to know why this is happening,” the source said. “Bru is a really good kid. He just misses home way more than he thought.”
McCoy is a talented playmaker who won the Maxwell National Offensive Player of the Year and MaxPreps National Football Player of the Year in 2018.
The 6’2″, 205-pound wideout would provide an immediate boost to whichever school ends up with him, and the Trojans could certainly use his production. They fell to 5-7 last season after winning double-digit games in 2016 and 2017 and were an ugly 62nd out of 130 FBS teams in total passing yards.
McCoy is someone who can help change that trajectory in the future.