Why Bru McCoy left USC, why it matters to the future of football in Tennessee

Wide receiver Bru McCoy is looking for a fresh start in Tennessee football, as more information emerges about his tumultuous departure from Southern Cal.

McCoy’s troubles at USC have been widely reported. However, a Los Angeles Times investigative report this week sheds light on the details of his departure, a process that began with his arrest and suspension from USC.

McCoy announced his move to UT on May 3rd. However, he told 247Sports that he informed UT of his decision at the end of March. Presumably UT reviewed McCoy’s situation in the weeks in between.

Under NCAA rule, the university cannot comment on McCoy, a commitment, until he enrolls or submits financial aid documentation, which should be later this month. McCoy could not be reached for comment.

The circumstances of McCoy’s departure from USC are notable in UT’s decision to accept his transfer. But you could also consider his eligibility to play for the Vols in the 2022 season.

The NCAA allows players to transfer once without missing a season. In the spring of 2019, McCoy enrolled at USC, transferred to Texas a few weeks later, and then transferred back to USC in the summer.

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