A poorly timed rant by a Texas A&M assistant coach coincided with two top recruits announcing they would re-open their college searches.
Late Wednesday night, five-star QB Tate Martell of Las Vegas tweeted that he would re-open the recruiting process despite having committed to the Aggies last summer.
After talking with my family about— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) May 5, 2016
what is best for my future, I have
decided to reopen my recruiting
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Around the same time, Texas A&M assistant coach Aaron Moorehead sent out a tweet that didn't directly reference Martell, but certainly made a lot of people assume that's who he was talking about.
I feel sorry for ppl who never understand loyalty. I can't really even vibe with u. At the end of the day trust is 💯 & everything else is BS— Aaron Moorehead (@Amo8685) May 5, 2016
Moorehead didn't stop there, though. He unleashed a string of tweets -- though still never referencing any player by name.
Lots of tough typers tonight 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 #soundsgood— Aaron Moorehead (@Amo8685) May 5, 2016
People act like the truth is all the sudden a bad thing. Society is too sensitive. Y'all boys soft. #texastough— Aaron Moorehead (@Amo8685) May 5, 2016
I love Texas A&M football. I guard it and respect it with my life. I don't take that lightly day to day— Aaron Moorehead (@Amo8685) May 5, 2016
Whether Martell took notice or not is unclear, but his fellow (former) Aggies prospect Mannie Netherly sure did.
Netherly, a four-star wide receiver out of Texas, had already tweeted support for Martell's decision, but then sent this tweet announcing he would follow suit and seemed to blame Moorehead in the process.
I still support any decision you make bro💪🏽 A&M or not https://t.co/ZUMKfxZguM— Mannie Netherly (@yovng_netherly) May 5, 2016
Had to throw this out there‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/U5eYWwo4qd— Mannie Netherly (@yovng_netherly) May 5, 2016
Looks like the Aggies better get back on the recruiting trail and hit it hard -- those are two big holes to fill.