USC added commitments from a pair of standout wide receivers on Saturday, as Bru McCoy and Kyle Ford announced their decisions during the All-American Bowl.
While neither decision came as much of a surprise, the two prospects are major additions to USC’s 2019 recruiting class, as USC fought off a strong push from Texas for McCoy and from Washington for Ford.
USC officially announced McCoy as part of the 2019 class, which means he signed during the early signing period but waited until today to announce.
McCoy is the No. 7 prospect in the nation and has the physical ability to see the field as a true freshman. Ford missed the majority of his senior season due to a knee injury, but still checks in as the nation’s No. 29 overall prospect. Ford is probably a more natural wide receiver, possessing terrific body control and a true ability to go up and win the ball in the air. McCoy is the nation’s No. 1 athlete and likely could have been ranked among the top two or three prospects at wide receiver, safety, defensive end, and outside linebacker. He isn’t the most polished receiver, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see his pure athleticism get him on the field early, as a receiver and/or making Michael Pittman-like contributions on special teams. He also said during his post-commitment interview that he is open to playing any position the USC coaching staff sees as his best fit.
The two five-star prospects are now the Nos. 1 and 2 players in USC’s 2019 recruiting class and add to a dynamic group of receivers, as Drake London and Munir McClain have already signed, while Puka Nacua remains committed–though the Trojans could be in a fight with BYU and Utah, among others, to reel him in come signing day.
USC now holds 22 commitments in the 2019 class. Head coach Clay Helton said during the early signing period that four early enrollees in this cycle would be able to count against the 2018 class, and if that holds, it means the Trojans could sign as many as 29 prospects in this 2019 class.
In case you missed it, here is WeAreSC’s Darrell Rideaux breaking down what Ford brings to the field.