Dec 18, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Bru McCoy (4) is defended by Oregon Ducks cornerback Mykael Wright (2) during the Pac-12 Championship at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Oregon defeated USC 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former USC receiver Bru McCoy transfers to Tennessee

Former Southern California wide receiver Bru McCoy announced on social media Tuesday that he has committed to transfer to Tennessee.

McCoy, who has played just one season of college football and sat out two others, was in the transfer portal for the third time.

McCoy was a five-star recruit in the Class of 2019 out of Ranchos Palos Verde, Calif., ranked the No. 9 overall player in the class in the 247Sports composite.

He enrolled at USC in January 2019 but changed his mind and transferred to Texas. Less than six months later, he had decided to transfer back to USC.

McCoy sat out the 2019 season at USC because of an illness before compiling 21 catches for 236 yards and two touchdowns as a redshirt freshman in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

He never got into a game during 2021 following an arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. Charges against McCoy eventually were dropped, but the Trojans never reinstated him.

The Volunteers went 7-6 (4-4 SEC) in 2021 and are being projected as a potential preseason top 25 team for 2022, with last year’s starting quarterback Hendon Hooker (2,945 yards, 31 touchdowns, three picks) among those returning.

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Dec 18, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Bru McCoy (4) is defended by Oregon Ducks cornerback Mykael Wright (2) during the Pac-12 Championship at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Oregon defeated USC 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC receiver Bru McCoy set for third transfer

University of Southern California wide receiver Bru McCoy, who has played just one season of college football and sat out two others, is entering the transfer portal for a third time, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.

A highly recruited high school player, McCoy enrolled at USC in the spring of 2019 but soon transferred to Texas.

The Ranchos Palos Verde, Calif., native never played in a game for the Longhorns before transferring back to USC.

McCoy sat out the 2019 season at USC because of an illness before compiling 21 catches for 236 yards and two touchdowns as a redshirt freshman in 2020.

He never got into a game during the 2021 following an arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. Charges against McCoy eventually were dropped but the Trojans never reinstated him to the team.

USC finished 4-8 in 2021, with head coach Clay Helton getting fired after the team’s 1-1 start.

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Dec 18, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Bru McCoy (4) is defended by Oregon Ducks cornerback Mykael Wright (2) during the Pac-12 Championship at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Oregon defeated USC 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC’s Bru McCoy won’t face domestic violence charges

University of Southern California wide receiver Bru McCoy, arrested last month in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident, won’t face charges.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office cited a lack of evidence in deciding to drop the case, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

“We appreciate the careful consideration by both the district attorney’s office and LAPD,” McCoy’s attorney, Michael Goldstein, said in a statement issued to the Times. “We always trusted the process and the right decision was made.”

On July 24, McCoy was arrested on suspicion of “intimate partner violence with injury.” The 21-year-old rising sophomore was released that evening on $50,000 bail.

USC subsequently announced that McCoy was “temporarily removed from team activities.” It was unknown whether he would return to the team with charges no longer pending.

A former high school star at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., McCoy logged 21 receptions for 236 yards and two touchdowns in six games with the Trojans as a redshirt freshman last year.

USC is due to open the new season Sept. 4 against visiting San Jose State.

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Dec 18, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Bru McCoy (4) is defended by Oregon Ducks cornerback Mykael Wright (2) during the Pac-12 Championship at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Oregon defeated USC 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC suspends WR Bru McCoy following arrest

The University of Southern California has suspended wide receiver Bru McCoy following an arrest last month.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the 21-year-old sophomore was arrested on July 24 on suspicion of a felony and was released that night on $50,000 bail.

He was charged with intimate partner violence with injury, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman confirmed to 247 Sports. He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 24.

“USC does not condone violence of any kind,” read a statement from the USC athletic department. “We are aware of the situation, and USC’s Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX is reviewing it. Because of federal student privacy laws, we are unable to share additional information at this time.

“The student-athlete has been temporarily removed from team activities.”

McCoy, a five-star recruit in the Class of 2019 from Santa Ana, Calif., caught 21 passes for 236 yards and two scores in six games with the Trojans as a redshirt freshman in 2020.

USC begins its fall camp on Friday.

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