Coaches love to remind players that their posts on social media can have real world consequences, but that is a truth that does not apply only to them. Case in point: Texas A&M wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead.
Five-star quarterback commit Tate Martell announced his decommitment last night, a move that was a long time coming according to many in recruiting circles.
Six minutes later, Moorehead tweeted this.
Twenty-four minutes later, after in this particular corner of the Internet put two and two together, Moorehead attempted damage control.
However, the damage had been done. Four-star wide receiver Mannie Netherly saw Moorehead's tweet storm and decided he'd had enough.
Twelve minutes later, fellow four-star wideout Tyjon Lindsey joined him.
With 13 stars worth of commitments gone in less than two hours, Moorehead closed the night with this further bit of damage control.
A kid willing to decommit over a subtweet probably isn't going to survive his first fall camp, and certainly won't be there for you on 3rd-and-8 with a minute and a half left in the fourth quarter.
Or, at least that's the argument I'm making in Kevin Sumlin's office this morning if I'm Aaron Moorehead.
AM Update: Once the story metastasized this morning, Moorehead issued this statement: