Better late than never — isn’t that the saying?
After entering the NCAA transfer portal on Thursday, USC Trojans wide receiver Bru McCoy, ranked as the No. 1 athlete in the 2019 recruiting class, signed his financial aid agreement in preparation to transfer to the Texas Longhorns, according to a report from Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports. Horns247 provided confirmation minutes later.
McCoy plans on beginning classes in Austin next week after receiving his admittance into school.
When decision day finally arrived for McCoy on Jan. 5, the dynamic Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei star snatched the cardinal and gold USC hat from the table at the All-American Bowl, solidifying his choice to stay close to home and suit up for the Trojans, a decision he had made days earlier by signing his National Letter of Intent.
The burnt orange Texas hat, along with others, remained on the table.
Just days later, McCoy enrolled at USC, but as soon as the five-star prospect arrived, former Texas Tech head coach and recently-hired Trojans offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury was on his way out an on to the NFL as the newly-named head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
Two weeks came and went and all was mostly quiet on the McCoy front — that was, at least, until the rumor mill began roaring from the West Coast to the Gulf Coast. On Wednesday, speculation began to circulate hinting at McCoy’s plans to depart from the USC program. Throughout the subsequent 24 hours, those message board murmurs blossomed into national reports, and ultimately, reality, as McCoy officially entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal on Thursday afternoon.
Seemingly as soon as McCoy’s exit plan became apparent, all signs began pointing towards Texas, arguably the only program that enjoyed more than a mere puncher’s chance throughout his recruitment. McCoy followed those signs and they led him to the Forty Acres, as the elite talent signed a financial agreement with Texas on Friday.
With McCoy now officially taking his talents to Texas, head coach Tom Herman’s 2019 class features a new headliner, as McCoy was dubbed as the No. 9 overall prospect in his class.