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

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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?

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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.

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

2016 signee Jeffrey McCulloch:

https://twitter.com/jmcculloch17/status/728103048971571200

https://twitter.com/jmcculloch17/status/728084511347511297

https://twitter.com/jmcculloch17/status/728094613668388864

2016 signee L’ilJordan Humphrey:

https://twitter.com/LJ_Humphrey23/status/728089083390500864

Former Texas fullback Alex De La Torre:

 

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