The highest ranked commit yet for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class was added on Jan. 25 in the form of 5-star athlete Bru McCoy.
The transfer news became official during the afternoon of Jan. 25 that the highest ranked player in the 2019 Texas football recruiting class would be transferring to come to the Forty Acres. A former commit, signee, and early enrollee for the USC Trojans 2019 recruiting class shook the college football world when the intentions dropped of him placing his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal.
That former USC commit that put his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal on Jan. 24 is the five-star Santa Ana, CA, and Mater Dei High School athlete Bru McCoy. After the 2019 Texas football recruiting class received a pretty massive ratings bump, up to No. 5 in the national class rankings from 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, adding McCoy can do some great things.
This commitment from McCoy brings the 2019 Texas football recruiting class up to the No. 3 ranked class in the nation. If everything holds for the Texas Longhorns as it is now in the national class rankings for the 2019 recruiting cycle, this will be the second consecutive No. 3 ranked class in the nation under third-year head coach Tom Herman.
What McCoy brings for Texas football beyond just the rankings bump is an obvious upgrade to one side of the ball. Whichever position McCoy ultimately ends up at could play a huge role in the outlook for Texas football for the 2019 season.
For this 2019 Texas football recruiting class, McCoy passes up recently bumped five-star Cuero, TX, wide receiver Jordan Whittington as the top ranked commit. However, McCoy could play at wide receiver alongside Whittington when it’s all said and done. The two main positions McCoy played at Mater Dei High School were wideout and linebacker.
The bigger need for the Horns heading into the 2019 off-season is linebacker. There is a ton of talent coming back in the receiving corps and already coming to the Forty Acres this off-season from the 2019 Texas football recruiting class.
However, this news of the commitment for McCoy to the Horns came from a report from Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports that he had signed a financial aid agreement with the university. McCoy will be enrolled in classes at the University of Texas-Austin in the same semester that many thought he would be at USC.
Other reports indicated that McCoy could begin classes as soon as this month at Texas if all goes well. There’s still a lengthy process McCoy has to go through to get eligible for the 2019 season since he did sign his National Letter of Intent with USC football earlier this month.
What McCoy will bring for the Horns is a versatile athlete and physical presence on either side of the ball that is unmatched by any other player at this class. At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, McCoy has the ideal size for either numerous skill positions or potentially in some spots on defense. To play linebacker for defensive coordinator Todd Orlando, McCoy would have to put on some weight.
However, the Horns need a player with the raw talent and enormously high ceiling like that of McCoy to move the program even further than where it finished the 2018 campaign. McCoy is one of the nation’s top prospects and with good reason. He had a huge year for Mater Dei in 2018.
Texas football is set to get the nation’s No. 9 2019 high school prospect and the second best out of the state of California. McCoy also ranks as the nation’s second best athlete. It’s still a mystery what position he slot into. But, the coaching staff has spring camp and summer workouts to get working on that task.