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5-star Texas target enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Bru McCoy (Joe Cook/IT)
Bru McCoy (Joe Cook/IT)

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It came down to USC and Texas. Bru McCoy, the five-star Mater Dei HS athlete, decided to stay home and play for the USC Trojans.

Then, he changed his mind.

A source tells Inside Texas that after enrolling at USC, McCoy has decided to put his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal.

McCoy, one of the top 25 players in the country and an All-American Bowl participant, is now back on the market. With Texas being one of the other hats on the table during McCoy’s televised decision, we feel confident he’ll see the Longhorns in the near future.

Edit 4:14 p.m.: We feel he could be on campus within the next few days.

McCoy first visited Austin during an unofficial trip with close friend, Texas signee De’Gabriel Floyd in the late Spring. It opened McCoy’s eyes to potential of playing for the University of Texas and joining the class of 2019.

In September, McCoy and his family trekked to the 40 Acres for an official visit and watched the Horns dismantle Bru’s other top team, USC. It was the perfect climate for recruiting success. Coach Tom Herman broke down how the 6-foot-2, 218-pounder would fit at UT. Snap allocation at WR and LB was exactly the type of selling point the McCoys needed. Texas WR coach Drew Mehringer built a great relationship with the McCoys and UT felt confident weeks before his decision.

McCoy had a close connection with former offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Tee Martin. When Kliff Kingsbury replaced Martin, McCoy met with Kingsbury prior to the All-American Bowl. McCoy announced his decision on NBC, and enrolled in classes days later in early January, around the same time Kingsbury was named Arizona Cardinals head coach.

Now it looks like Texas could get another crack at McCoy. I’d say the Longhorns are completely in the drivers seat.

Stay tuned.