AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas has confirmed Bru McCoy, a five-star wide receiver and the top-rated athlete in the country, according to 247 Sports, has signed his athletic aid agreement form officially joining the Longhorns football program.
McCoy transferred to Texas before ever playing a snap for USC.
McCoy entered the NCAA transfer database Thursday, with the Longhorns figuring to be the most likely program to land him.
On Thursday evening, McCoy retweeted current Trojan linebacker Hunter Echols who said “No matter what go kill BRU ! Facts be selfish it’s all about you and your future” on a tweet retweeting a report that McCoy may transfer from USC.
As a transfer, McCoy will have to sit out the 2019 season unless the NCAA grants a waiver.
In early January, McCoy publicly committed to the Trojans during the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, choosing USC over Texas.
It’s believed McCoy had secretly signed with Southern Cal in December during the early signing period. USC’s hiring of Kliff Kingsbury as offensive coordinator reportedly was the final push McCoy needed to sign with the Trojans.
Five days after that public committment, USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury left the job to take an NFL head coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals.
This week, rumors began swirling that McCoy, a 6’2″, 205 pound California native was considering transferring to Texas.
With McCoy’s transfer to Texas, the Longhorns snagged three of the top 10 receivers in the nation for the 2019 class, according to recruiting services.
McCoy is listed as an athlete, but could play wide receiver or linebacker at Texas.