Is the Texas A&M ship starting to sink?
Not along ago Johnny Manziel was running around College Station, and it looked like Texas A&M had found the recruiting magic to pull in top QB prospects from around the country.
Oh how fast things can change.
Johnny Manziel is now out of the NFL and young quarterbacks are leaving A&M like it’s infected. We aren’t talking about players leaving because one guy is going to start over them, they are leaving and wanting nothing to do with the program.
The Aggies have lost three quarterbacks in the past two years, including Kyle Allen (now at Houston) and Allen High (Texas) standout Kyler Murray (now at Oklahoma). Allen lasted two years and Murray one before transferring schools. Then there was Kenny Hill, who looked to be the future of the program but was out of there faster than a big kid in dodgeball. Hill is now at TCU.
Earlier this week a potential student athlete decommited from A&M after a coach went on a Twitter rant. The rant came from wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead, who won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts, and caused two ESPN top 300 players to jump off the Aggie express. Quarterback Tate Martrell (#73) and wide receiver Mannie Netherly (#82 wideout).This is what Netherly said on his twitter feed:
“I see what kind of person my ‘future coach’ is & I myself don’t wanna play for someone like that so without further ado I would like to announce that I am decommitting from Texas A&M,”
The Aggies have already named a starting QB for 2016 (Trevor Knight), but losing recruits at such a rapid rate can’t be a good feeling for coach Kevin Sumlin. The trending QB carousel isn’t the look A&M wants to have.
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