The Texas Longhorns are just going to have to stick through a rather lengthy process for Bru McCoy to land with them after his USC release.
The definitive news didn’t come down as quick as some might’ve anticipated regarding the potential transfer of the former USC Trojans 2019 recruiting class commit and signee. After the announcement that the USC commit and early enrollee, five-star Mater Dei High School athlete Bru McCoy, wanted a release and to put his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal many thought there was some more quick news to drop.
Per 247Sports, Bru McCoy is not only looking to put his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal but become immediately eligible for the 2019 campaign. The issue is since he already signed his National Letter of Intent with the Trojans, he might not be able to get out of that commitment. The penalty for breaching that agreement with the letter of intent could cost him one year of eligibility.
In a piece regarding the next steps for the Bru McCoy transfer, Burnt Orange Nation brought up the case with rising senior Texas football wide receiver Devin Duvernay tried to transfer from the Baylor Bears and wasn’t able to get all of his documentation to get that immediate release. If that is the case for McCoy too, the Texas Longhorns football program would have to wait until the 2020 regular season to incorporate him at whichever position he’s slotted at.
However, we’re jumping one step ahead of ourselves just assuming that Bru McCoy is automatically looking to join the Texas football program and skip out on exploring all of his options. There’s no definitive evidence yet that he is set in stone to come to the Forty Acres for 2019.
Although, rising junior Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger seems to think that Bru McCoy is bound for the Forty Acres already. Ehlinger seemingly took a shot at the USC football program on his Twitter timeline after the news broke of McCoy putting his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal.
During his recruitment, McCoy appeared to be destined to go with head coach Clay Helton and USC with his commitment. That’s where he originally chose to take his talents earlier this month and was already enrolled at USC for spring camp. However, the reports indicate that the Kliff Kingsbury offensive coordinator saga forced McCoy out of USC football.
The former Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Kingsbury was bound for the USC offensive coordinator job, for at least a few days, this off-season. Then he got a release from USC and wound up taking the head coaching position with the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL.
Now, the sky seems to be falling on the USC football program between the Kingsbury saga, losing McCoy, and the coaching instability with Helton. Texas could be the benefactor of the lack of continuity with the Trojans right now.
The real question that matters as it pertains to Texas football is whether McCoy is set to join the program this off-season. McCoy does have a long process in front of him to get everything set for a transfer to Texas. However, he still has the opportunity to take his talents to a different school than USC and Texas.
A few other schools that emerged as potential dark horse destinations for Bru McCoy to land with included the Tennessee Volunteers, UCLA Bruins, and Alabama Crimson Tide. All three of those programs offered him originally. But the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions that were reopened on Jan. 24 do give the edge to Texas to land McCoy.
According to reports from 247Sports, McCoy did name the Horns as the leading candidate for his ultimate transfer destination. But, you can’t completely count out some other top programs that were after him during his original recruitment out of Mater Dei.
By all indications, we could formulate that there should be a 90-95 percent chance that McCoy chooses the Horns with all the information available as of Jan. 25. That could all change very quickly and we do have to keep the possibility in mind. Between the player reactions, multiple credible sources, and McCoy giving indications himself, the Horns should be the far and away favorite for his transfer destination.