Bru McCoy, a transfer wide receiver from Southern Cal, has committed to play in the SEC.

McCoy made the announcement on Instagram that he’s committed to Tennessee after he was a 5-star prospect in the 2019 recruiting cycle, caught 21 passes for 236 yards and 2 touchdowns in 6 games in 2020, but did not play in 2021. He was ranked the No. 2 prospect among all players in the transfer portal by 247Sports.

McCoy, who has 3 remaining seasons of eligibility, said he chose Tennessee because of the chance to make an immediate impact in coach Josh Heupel’s fast-paced, high-scoring offense.

“It’s an unbelievable staff,” McCoy told GoVols247 before publicly revealing his decision. “They care about their players. Someone like me, I think I will thrive here. This community, the campus — everything — the way people treat each other here, it fits the type of person I am. And then, on the field, obviously the scheme offensively fits the type of player I am, so it’s a wholesome — you know, everything’s clicking.”

McCoy’s move has been expected since March when reports out of Texas noted that he was in Tennessee’s student directory. McCoy began his career with the Longhorns before he transferred to play for the Trojans.

McCoy is from Santa Ana, California (Mater Dei), and was rated the No. 1 athlete in the class of 2019 and the No. 9 prospect overall, according to the 247Sports Composite.

 

 

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