This isn’t a question that correlated directly to National Signing Day, but we’ll figure out more as times moves along about the eligibility status of the highly touted five-star athlete Bru McCoy. A former signee and early enrollee for the USC Trojans, McCoy our his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal last week and shook the college football landscape in the process.
The Santa Ana, CA, and Mater Dei High School product is one of the top 10 ranked 2019 high school prospects in the nation. He was also a top target for this 2019 Texas football recruiting class between the Early Signing Period and National Signing Day. He was one of the higher rated prospects the Horns had an actual shot with that didn’t commit somewhere before the start of the Early Signing Period.
With this transfer of a player that hasn’t even been officially enrolled in a college for a full semester yet comes a host of hurdles before he can become eligible for the upcoming season. Various reports indicate that McCoy will need a hardship waiver granted by the NCAA to become eligibility immediately for the 2019 campaign.
The chances that he’ll have to take a redshirt this year and not become eligible until the 2020 season seems more likely than not at this point. But, it is far from a done deal that McCoy isn’t eligible for the 2019 campaign. And, this is a storyline that more pertains to the entire course of the off-season than just before National Signing Day.