May 4, 2016
Class of 2017 4-star wide receiver prospect Mannie Netherly announced on his Twitter that he has decommited from Texas A&M early Thursday morning:
Netherly is referring to tweets sent out by Texas A&M wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead shortly after 5-star quarterback recruit Tate Martell decommited from the school on Wednesday, though Moorehead said the tweets weren’t about Martell:
The Crosby, Texas native is the 27th-rated wide receiver prospect in the nation and the 34th-ranked overall recruit in the state, per 247 Sports‘ composite ratings.
He verbally committed to A&M in November of 2015 coming off of a junior season in which he recorded 1,002 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns, per 247 Sports.
At 6’2″, 183 pounds, he has solid height and has his entire senior season to gain some more size to become a more physical, imposing player. Yet he still dominated at the quarterback and receiver positions.
Now that he’s officially back in the hunt for a school, Netherly could look at schools like LSU, which he told Andrew Lopez of NOLA.com is “definitely at the top of my list right now right under A&M. I’m 100 percent A&M until anything happens to (Aggies) Coach (Kevin) Sumlin or I change my mind or something like that. LSU is definitely up there.”
That something happened on Thursday morning in the form of tweets from Moorehead, which is something that needs to be addressed by head coach Kevin Sumlin.
With social media becoming more and more prevalent in the sporting world, athletes and coaches alike need to be careful of what they put out there because anyone can see it. That’s why a 4-star recruit has decommited from Texas A&M and why Moorehead might have to answer for his internet actions.
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