AUSTIN (KXAN) — National Signing Day is expected to be fairly quiet around the Texas football program with only one real decision looming in its 2019 class.
Houston-area offensive lineman Javonne Shepherd will sign with either Texas, Texas A&M, Georgia or Alabama at 1 PM Wednesday.
Texas did officially confirm the arrival of its top prospect, Bru McCoy, Wednesday morning.
McCoy’s winding path started at USC before he made it to Texas. The Longhorns and Trojans were considered the favorites during his recruitment, and the California-native selected USC on Jan. 5 at the Army All-American game.
McCoy enrolled early at USC and started classes for the spring semester. Soon after, the nation’s top athlete started having doubts about the direction of the Trojans program. Two weeks ago, McCoy entered the transfer portal and decided to come to Texas.
USC released McCoy from his National Letter of Intent, but McCoy is still considered a transfer by the NCAA. His family is expected to request a waiver, so he can immediately play for the Longhorns. He’s already taking classes in Austin.
With McCoy officially in the fold, the Longhorns have 23 players signed in the 2019 class. Texas’ class is ranked third nationally by 247 Sports and Rivals.