What happened with Bru McCoy
The highest rated signee in this 2019 class for the Horns was the Santa Ana, CA, and Mater Dei High School product Bru McCoy. The way that McCoy found his way to the Forty Acres was anything but usual on the recruiting trail. He was the first truly big name recruit that put his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal before he ever even took a rep in spring camp.
McCoy was in essence forced out of USC because of the coaching instability surrounding head coach Clay Helton and former offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury. Once Kingsbury was announced as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, McCoy’s time with the program was over before it really started.
The fact that McCoy enrolled early with USC and was already on campus for spring camp threw his eligibility with Texas into a bind. He’ll be good to go for the 2020 campaign, but 2019 is still up in the air. A few years back, this waiver for someone in the situation of McCoy might not be granted. Times have changed, though.
According to a report from 247Sports, the Justin Fields eligibility ruling is a very positive sign for McCoy’s status in gaining an NCAA hardship waiver. While Ohio State does get a lot better by adding Fields to the mix for the coming season, the fact that McCoy could have a sign that he’ll be eligible in 2019 outweighs any detriment the Buckeyes would bring to the Big 12.