Coach Provokes Twitter War When Top Recruit Decides Against Texas A&M

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After a top recruit decided not to attend Texas A&M and then reported his decision on Twitter, an Aggies coach went on a Twitter rant to rip the young man in no uncertain terms.

Earlier this week five-star quarterback Tate Martell of Las Vegas told his Twitter followers that he decided against attending Texas A&M despite being hotly pursued by the Lone Star school and despite the school’s assumption that it was a done deal due to the player’s assumed commitment.

Not long after Martell posted his message to the social media service, Aggies assistant coach Aaron Moorehead unleashed a series of tweets ripping the young man for disloyalty.

Moorehead’s first tweet complained about Martel’s lack of loyalty without mentioning any names.

But that was only the first of nearly half a dozen more tweets revealing how upset the coach was over Martel’s decision to back out on the Aggies.

As ESPN noted, several others jumped in to support Martell. In fact, several other would be Aggies also announced their decision to de-commit from Texas A&M citing the coach’s offhanded series of tweets.

Wide receiver Mannie Netherly, for one, quickly came to Martell’s support.

Both Tyjon Lindsey and Davir Hamilton also posted tweets that slammed Texas A&M and said they were going to dump the school, but not long afterward both players deleted their tweets. There is no word if either player is sticking with the decision to back out on Texas A&M or whether deleting the tweets means they have re-considered their de-commitment.

Still, not everyone stood against coach Moorehead. Linebacker Ariel Ngata jumped to his Twitter account to defend the school.

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