Not even finished with his freshman year of high school at Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, 2019 wide receiver Horace "Bru" McCoy has already locked down notable offers from Notre Dame, Arizona State and Oregon among others.
And earlier this month, the Golden State standout to took a cross-country trip with his 7v7 team, making stops at Michigan and Notre Dame respectively. His visit to U-M, however, stood out because he had chance to meet Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh for the first time.
“I was able to sit down and have lunch with Jim Harbaugh, which was insane,” McCoy said. “He just sat in the room with us while we ate lunch. We went a little back and fourth, just little stuff, nothing too big.”
McCoy continued to rave about the Wolverines.
“Just a legendary football school for me,” McCoy said of Michigan. “My dad is a huge Michigan fan, so to be recruited by a school that you grew up watching play and stuff like that, it’s kind of like something crazy.”
That being said, the soon-to-be sophomore said an offer from Michigan in the future would be a humbling experience, noting he wouldn’t take it lightly.
“If they did (offer), I would be humbled,” McCoy said. “There is that exciting side that this something that I accomplished. But also I feel motivated from it. Because getting recruited has given me tunnel vision for what I need to work for.
“Because I can’t get complacent with anything going on around me, like ‘I have these offers and I don’t need to work anymore.’ So I would be more motivated and that they would get what they expect in return. I don’t want to show up there and be let down.”
While no offer was made, McCoy said he did have a chance to soak in U-M’s campus life.
“Just seeing the stadium, the facilities, all that, everything was top notch,” McCoy said. “The coaches were cool. They treated us awesome the whole time. It was fun.”
Adding: “I had very high expectations because in my head making up stuff, and it definitely met my expectations probably way beyond what I expected,” McCoy said.
Already this spring McCoy has been on campus visits to Michigan, Notre Dame and Arizona State.