Best of the rest
The Texas football program lost a host of players during the offseason to the transfer portal that ranged anywhere from a highly touted five-star recruit to former walk-ons. Here’s a look at the most significant of those names.
Bru McCoy, USC
The most confusing recruiting saga of the offseason post-National Signing Day 2019 was the transfers back and forth of the former five-star wide receiver/athlete recruit Bru McCoy. After committing to, signing with, and enrolling early to the USC Trojans football program, McCoy transferred to Texas. He then transferred back to USC less than three months later.
It was just 10 days ago that McCoy even made his practice debut for USC this fall. Illness and eligibility issues are very likely to keep him out this season.
Cameron Rising, Utah
The second loss for the Longhorns out of the quarterback room is the former four-star recruit and California native Cameron Rising. After transferring from Texas, Rising landed with head coach Kyle Whittington and the top 25 ranked Utah Utes. Since he transferred from Texas after just his true freshman season, Rising won’t be eligible to play for Utah this fall.
Michael Williams, LSU
One of the most interesting transfer sagas of the offseason that involved a former Longhorn was with redshirt freshman defensive lineman Michael Williams landing with the LSU Tigers. Williams is a former three-star recruit and will be likely sitting out the 2019 season and return to LSU eligible as a redshirt sophomore. He is a Baton Rouge, LA, native.
After enrolling at LSU this summer, Williams looked to have an impact in camp to some degree. 247Sports mentioned Williams as the top transfer addition for the Tigers last offseason.