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Texas officially welcomes Bru McCoy to the Longhorns family

The nation’s No. 1 athlete is enrolled and attending classes on the Forty Acres.


On the most quiet of National Signing Days for the Texas Longhorns, the school officially announced the addition of wide receiver Bru McCoy:

McCoy experienced quite a journey since the early signing period, when he quietly signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the USC Trojans before publicly announcing his decision at the All-American Bowl in early January.

By the time that McCoy enrolled in classes at USC, however, offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury had already ended his own brief stint with the Trojans when he accepted the head coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals.

And then McCoy started noticing the major fissures in head coach Clay Helton’s program:

McCoy noticed USC players were going through the motions during his two weeks and started to wonder if anyone wanted to win? It was the opposite of the feeling he got at Texas. It didn’t help that his friends at USC also noticed it. It got to be too much to handle so he felt he had to leave.

As a result, the nation’s No. 1 athlete entered the NCAA transfer portal in January before signing an aid agreement with the Longhorns and arriving in Austin days later.

Now enrolled in classes at Texas, McCoy is waiting to learn whether he’ll receive a waiver for immediate eligibility with the Longhorns — he’s reportedly been released from his NLI by the Trojans, so his fate now rests with the NCAA.