Mannie Netherly Decommits from Texas A&M After WR Coach's Tweets

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured Columnist

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Class of 2017 4-star wide receiver prospect Mannie Netherly announced early Thursday morning on Twitter that he was decommitting from Texas A&M:

In his announcement, Netherly referred to tweets sent out by Texas A&M wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead shortly after the decommitment of 5-star quarterback recruit Tate Martell on Wednesday, though Moorehead said his tweets weren't about Martell:

Moorehead eventually apologized for his outburst on Thursday:

Netherly, a Crosby, Texas, native is the 27th-rated wide receiver prospect in the nation and the 34th-ranked overall recruit in the state, per 247Sports' composite ratings. 

He verbally committed to A&M in November 2015, coming off a junior season in which he recorded 1,068 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns, per MaxPreps

At 6'2", 183 pounds, he has solid height and has his entire senior season to bulk up and become a more physically imposing player. But he still dominated at the quarterback and receiver positions. 

Now that he's officially back in the hunt for a school, Netherly could look to LSU, which he told Andrew Lopez of the Times-Picayune in early April 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 Wednesday night and Thursday morning in the form of Moorehead's tweets, which is something Coach Sumlin needs to address.

With social media becoming more and more prevalent in the sporting world, athletes and coaches alike need to be careful regarding what they post, because anyone can see it. That's why a 4-star recruit has decommitted from Texas A&M and why Moorehead might have to answer for his actions online.

Recruit star ratings courtesy of 247Sports.

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