Freshman wide receiver and 2019 five-star recruit Bru McCoy apparently was involved in a fight at a fraternity last weekend, an incident that prompted a DPS response.
DPS officers were called to the Phi Delta Theta fraternity Saturday between 10:30 and 11 p.m. The official report states that a student was in a “physical altercation” with another student who was “trespassing at the location,” on the northeastern corner of 28th and Hoover.
The report does not name the student, but Annenberg Media has learned McCoy was the person involved in the incident. A source familiar with what happened described it as a “scuffle.”
Several people close to the situation were unwilling to even speak with a reporter.
“If it’s about Bru McCoy, I don’t know anything,” one person said.
DPS said no one was detained that night. Captain Edgar Palmer told Annenberg Media there is an open DPS investigation and an open case before Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards, which handles student disciplinary action.
Annenberg Media on Thursday requested an interview with McCoy through the athletic department and reached out to him directly via email. The other student who was in the altercation declined an interview request.
McCoy has yet to play in the 2019 season. He has been listed as out due to illness. This week, USC football head coach Clay Helton announced that McCoy would return next semester.
“He's doing a great job academically, doing a great job in strength and conditioning," Helton said at a press conference after Tuesday’s practice. "He'll be ready for spring."
McCoy enrolled at USC in the spring of 2019. He was at USC for two weeks before decommitting and enrolling at Texas. McCoy returned to USC just six months later.
The six-foot-two receiver originally came to USC from Mater Dei High School where he posted 1,428 yards on 78 receptions in his final season and was ranked No. 1 in the nation at his position for the class of 2019.
Annenberg Media asked USC officials for comment. They declined, citing student privacy laws.