Texas head coach Charlie Strong announces his 2016 recruiting class during a national signing day press conference in the Moncrief Athletics Complex at Royal-Memorial Stadium Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Stephen Spillman for American-Statesman

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What does Wednesday’s Texas A&M recruiting social media meltdown mean to Texas?

Posted May 5th, 2016


If you haven’t heard by now, two Texas A&M football recruits decommitted Wednesday night, one other recruit backed away from the school as a destination option and an Aggie assistant made things worse by subtweeting the original decommitment of five-star quarterback Tate Martell. Eventually the coach apologized for the subtweets this morning.

But the real question: What does this all mean for the Longhorns going forward?

Could the Longhorns pick up a commitment from one of the former Aggie pledges?


Crosby wide receiver Mannie Netherly was the second player to check out of the Aggie Class of 2017 last night with this message:

At least one Texas-based recruiting site feels like the Longhorns would be an option for him to land:

2017 Texas commit Lagaryonn Carson seem to do some lobbying to Netherly Thursday morning:

Three other recruits seem to take issue with Texas A&M wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead’s subtweeting:

2017 recruits running back Eno Benjamin, linebacker Baron Browning and defensive lineman Marvin Wilson responded to the coach’s comments last night. All three players are on the American-Statesman’s Fab 55 list. Benjamin committed to Iowa in April.



Longhorn signees and one former player also chimed in on last night’s social media frenzy:

2016 signee Jeffrey McCulloch:




2016 signee L’ilJordan Humphrey:


Former Texas fullback Alex De La Torre:


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