Josh Heupel praises Bru McCoy's scrimmage as NCAA limbo continues
Bru McCoy could be one of the most intriguing wide receivers to watch across the SEC in 2022, but the only issue is that he has not yet been ruled eligible for the season. Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel clarified that in this week’s press conference.
McCoy had a solid performance in the scrimmage, but as Heupel reiterated, there is not yet an update on whether or not the Southern Cal transfer will be eligible to play in 2022. The NCAA allows players to transfer one time without sitting out for a season. McCoy has transferred multiple times, in 2019 going from USC to Texas and then back to USC over a matter of just a few months.
“There were some real positive things today,” Heupel said. “Bru McCoy did some really good things out there inside of the stadium. I thought he handled and operated really well, was physical with the ball in his hands.”
In order to become immediately eligible, McCoy will require a waiver from the NCAA or a release from USC.
In the event that McCoy is not able to play, the competition at outside receiver between Ramel Keyton and Walker Merrill will be something to watch. McCoy totaled 21 receptions for 236 yards and two touchdowns last season with the Trojans.
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