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Texas WR Bru McCoy reportedly considering transfer back to USC

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Just months after transferring to Texas from USC, highly-touted receiver Bru McCoy may be heading back to California.

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The Bru McCoy era in Austin may be coming to an end after only one semester.

On Monday morning, the rumor mill began churning with talk that Bru McCoy, a former five-star prospect who committed to USC over Texas on Jan. 5 before electing to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal just weeks later and sign with the Longhorns on Jan. 25, is entertaining the idea of re-entering the NCAA Transfer Portal and heading back to USC, as first reported by USCFootball.com’s Chris Trevino.

Horns247’s Taylor Estes confirmed the report, noting that “those close to McCoy are working tirelessly to get him to stay at Texas.”

However, despite those efforts, McCoy has reportedly informed USC coach Clay Helton of his intent to leave Texas, per Orangebloods’ Anwar Richardson.

After siding with the Trojans in early January, McCoy enrolled at USC just days later, but the stay was short-lived, as McCoy, of course, transferred out of the program fewer than three weeks later following the sudden departure of Kliff Kingsbury, who spent just one month in his role as offensive coordinator before accepting a job as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

The Trojans’ loss soon became Texas’ gain and McCoy, the nation’s top-ranked athlete prospect, provided Longhorns head coach Tom Herman’s 2019 class with a new headliner and a potential day-one contributor at wide receiver. That is, of course, should McCoy ultimately secure a waiver for immediately eligibility to avoid being required to sit out for one season per NCAA transfer rules. Various reports indicated that the McCoy family was waiting to officially file the waiver until decisions came down surrounding the offseason departures of Justin Fields, who transferred from Georgia to Ohio State, and Tate Martell, who left Ohio State in the wake of Fields’ arrival and headed to Miami.

Both Fields and Martell received waivers from the NCAA for immediate eligibility, providing room for optimism regarding McCoy’s odds of the same coming to fruition for him, which would allow McCoy to suit up in Austin as soon as the 2019 season.

All had since remaining fairly quiet on the McCoy front. That was, of course, until Monday’s news that McCoy may potentially be back in California and at USC where it all began long before September.


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