The Bru McCoy saga is one that most Texas football fans likely don’t want to revisit. It came during a hectic point for the program under former Texas head coach Tom Herman. And it involved a lot of switches between Texas and the USC Trojans.
But there is another saga going down now with the former Longhorns one-time enrollee and sophomore wide receiver McCoy. And that comes after what was a rather tumultuous saga for McCoy as a whole since leaving high school.
McCoy missed the entirety of the 2021 season after he was suspended from team activities following a reported domestic violence arrest. That came back prior to the start of the 2021 season.
One-time Texas football signee and enrollee Bru McCoy back in the transfer portal
Now, the USC saga could officially be coming to an end for McCoy after a few years. McCoy is now reportedly in the NCAA Transfer Portal for the second or third time in his college career to date (depending on how many times you considered him to officially be in the portal back in 2019).
All of the production for McCoy during his college career to date came as a member of the Trojans in 2020. He didn’t get to play in the 2019 and 2021 seasons due to various reasons.
During the 2020 campaign, McCoy registered 21 catches for 236 receiving yards (11.2 yards per catch), good for two touchdown catches. His first career touchdown catch came in a win for USC over the Arizona State Sun Devils, where he also racked up 51 receiving yards.
The final game for McCoy where he found any sort of real production came in USC’s loss to the Oregon Ducks in the PAC-12 Championship Game, where he registered just over 75 receiving yards and one touchdown catch.
There was a point in time where McCoy was one of the most highly sought-after high school prospects in the entire country. Back during the 2019 recruiting cycle, the Mater Dei High School product ranked as the nation’s No. 9 overall prospect, top athlete, and No. 2 prospect out of California (247Sports Composite).
USC finished up last season with a record of 4-8 (3-6 PAC-12). Meanwhile, the Longhorns finished up the 2021 season with a record of 5-7 (3-6 Big 12). Texas and USC were two of the more disappointing Power Five teams across the country last season.