A bit more than four months removed from his surprising decision to depart from the USC program — just weeks after signing and enrolling early, at that — and transferring to Texas, it appears Bru McCoy is set to take his talents back to California.
In a move that’s become increasingly expected as the week progressed, McCoy’s name will reportedly soon be back in the NCAA Transfer Portal, as first reported by Rivals’ Adam Maya and later by The Football Brainiacs, with all signs pointing towards the top-ranked athlete in the 2019 class returning to USC.
According to a report from Orangebloods’ Anwar Richardson, McCoy has informed the Texas staff of his decision to transfer. McCoy’s name should officially appear in the transfer portal within two business days.
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 pic.twitter.com/dK7a3aJaYw— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) May 31, 2019
McCoy’s reported decision to leave the Texas program comes despite a mid-week push from the Longhorns. On Wednesday, Texas head coach Tom Herman, wide receivers coach Drew Mehringer, director or player development Kevin Washington, and even quarterback Sam Ehlinger flew out to California, where McCoy has been for nearly the previous three weeks, to meet with McCoy and his family in an attempt to essentially re-recruit one of the more highly-ranked prospects to ever sign with Texas.
Of course, that meeting didn’t produce the results Texas desired, with the former top-ranked athlete in the 2019 class unconvinced to return to Austin and rather, set on returning to the transfer portal, and likely USC.