Texas coach Tom Herman is flying to Southern California today with QB Sam Ehlinger and wide receivers coach Drew Mehringer for a final full-court press to convince Bru McCoy to remain with the Longhorns.
I originally heard McCoy was homesick but a USC coach gave me a more specific reason this morning which I wrote at USC247.com (behind paywall).
McCoy did not attend the Orange County Athletic Directors athletes of the year dinner Tuesday night. His father accepted his award. A decision is expected by the end of the week.
By the way, this is hardly the most interesting recruiting story involving a Palos Verdes-native football player. On Signing Day on 2005, Pete Carroll said he was waiting for tight end Erik Lorig to make his decision but that Lorig had locked himself into his bedroom and refused to come out. Carroll said he never spoke to him that night because Lorig never came out of his room.
Lorig did not sign a letter of intent until late May when he decided to go to Stanford.
“About two days before Signing Day, I realized I was in trouble because I had no idea what school to pick and loved all four equally (Cal, Stanford, UCLA and USC),” Lorig told Rivals. The weight of the decision really started to weigh on me and I realized, this is the biggest decision of my life, one that will affect the rest of my life and I had no idea what to do.”