We have finally arrived at the early enrollee for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class that we’ve all been waiting for. The insanely highly touted and dramatic transfer from USC Bru McCoy made some of the biggest headlines yet for this college football off-season nearing the end of this recruiting cycle.
Texas was pretty much able to solidify its 2019 recruiting, in terms of national ranking, by bringing in McCoy after he put his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal. Bringing in the nation’s No. 9 2019 high school prospect and the best overall athlete can have that kind of impact. But, McCoy brings more for the Horns than just a big jump in the national class rankings.
Various reports indicate that the reason why McCoy left USC was the coaching saga involving the instability with third-year head coach Clay Helton and short-lived offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury. The former Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach and new Arizona Cardinals hire Kingsbury seemed to appeal greatly to McCoy, and his departure wreaked havoc on USC’s recruiting and player retention.
This 6-foot-2 and 205 pound Mater Dei High School product is likely to be a wide receiver for the Horns. Injecting a line of talent that includes McCoy, Whittington, and Smith will be a very scary thing for every other secondary in the Big 12. But, McCoy should have the brightest future out of all three thanks to a dynamic playmaking ability, reliable hands, and an enormous catch radius.