* Editor's Note: This story has been updated.
A former Texas target that signed and signed up early with USC is now officially a member of the Longhorns.
Bru McCoy, a five star product from Mater-Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, had reportedly weighed whether to abandon the Trojans and relocate to Texas or not (19459007). USC and Texas were the two main schools that McCoy considered before paying for the Trojans on January 5 during the All-American Bowl of the US Army in San Antonio.
McCoy was named the # 1 potential athlete in the nation and No. 9 overall player, per 247sports composite at USC as a broad receiver.
But now McCoy has decided to leave the Trojans after only a few weeks and officially enroll in Texas, according to a report by Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports. Thamel reported Friday afternoon that McCoy had already signed his necessary grant agreement and will be on UT campus next week to begin class.
According to several reports, McCoy's exit from USC was mainly due to the departure of Kliff Kingsbury. who was hired as an offensive coordinator of the Trojans before he was appointed head coach of the Arizona Cardinals the NFL after just one month.
After being fired from his alma mater, Texas Tech, on November 26, Kingsbury had a close-knit attack on USC shortly thereafter on December 5, just after six seasons at the wheel. The addition of Kingsbury to USC head coach Clay Helton was the deciding factor in McCoy's trophy recruitment efforts.
But by the time he helped land McCoy for USC, the news whirled around that NFL teams like the Cardinals and New York Jets were interested in interviewing Kingsbury for head coaching positions. Kingsbury then resigned from the USC and was officially hired by the Cardinals on January 8, three days after McCoy had prescribed the Trojans.
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Under the NCAA rules, a player signs his National Letter of Intent , You then have to stay in school for a year. McCoy moves to Texas after enrolling early at the USC, and only has to choose the NCAA for the season.
McCoy's accession to the Longhorns is a major boost to Texas' recruitment class, which is currently ranked # 5 per 247 sports nationwide in 201
McCoy, who stands at 6: 2 and 205 pounds, is also the fifth recipient to reach the Longhorns class in 2019, along with Whittington, Jake Smith, Marcus Washington and Kennedy Lewis.
Texas 'wide reception area is fully occupied for the future – not to mention the Longhorns' up-and-coming talent at the position, including Collin Johnson, Devin Duvernay, Joshua Moore, Brennan Eagles, D & # 39; Shawn Jamison and John Burt.
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