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Report: Tom Herman, Sam Ehlinger among those flying to meet with Bru McCoy

The Longhorns are looking to make a major push in hopes of convincing Bru McCoy to stay put at Texas.

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In hopes of convincing Bru McCoy from taking his talents back to Southern California, the Texas Longhorns are loading up and heading west.

According to a report from Orangebloods’ Anwar Richardson, Texas head coach Tom Herman, wide receivers coach Drew Mehringer, director or player development Kevin Washington, and even quarterback Sam Ehlinger are flying out to California today to meet with the prized early enrollee wide receiver, who is re-evaluating his options as he entertains the idea of re-entering the NCAA Transfer Portal.

Horns247’s Chip Brown confirmed the report, noting that the burnt orange brass, with the exception of Herman, is set to arrive in Los Angeles around 11 a.m. CT. Per the report, Herman is scheduled to arrive this evening around 5 p.m. CT. All four are set to meet with McCoy and his family.

Similarly, Horns247’s Taylor Estes reported that “those close to McCoy are working tirelessly to get him to stay at Texas.”

The action comes in the aftermath of last weekend’s news that McCoy, who committed to USC over Texas on Jan. 5, enrolled at USC and began classes on Jan. 7, entered the NCAA Transfer Portal on Jan. 24, and signed his financial aid agreement with Texas on Jan. 25 before enrolling in Austin and going through spring practice, is strongly entertaining the idea of re-entering the Transfer Portal and returning to USC.

According to multiple reports, this potential transfer decision has been on McCoy’s mind as of late as he struggled with homesickness.

Considered a top-10 prospect nationally and dubbed as the best athlete prospect the 2019 class had to offer, per the 247Sports Composite, McCoy received rave reviews throughout the spring, and some such as Mehringer consider him an ideal long-term replacement for Lil’Jordan Humphrey.

Prior to the previous few days, though, the priority was simply McCoy securing a waiver from the NCAA in order to obtain immediate eligibility following his transfer from USC, and there was reason for optimism that McCoy’s waiver request would ultimately be approved.

However, as McCoy began to re-evaluate his future, the eligibility waiver is reportedly still without his signature.

Even without a waiver for immediate eligibility, though, McCoy is the kind of rare, truly elite prospect who’s well worth the wait, and at this point, sending a plane full of key presences in the Texas program to California. Beyond becoming the late headliner of Texas’ 2019 class, McCoy is among the highest-ranked recruits to ever sign with the Longhorns, falling behind only Vince Young, Sergio Kindle, Jackson Jeffcoat, B.J. Johnson, Johnathan Gray, Rodrique Wright, and Jordan Hicks.