Even with a number of prospects still on the board for the Texas Longhorns hours away from National Signing Day, the biggest challenge may be keeping the 2015 class together, as there are rumors circulating about recent Longhorns pledge Kris Boyd and Texas A&M.
The Aggies were the other finalist for Boyd when he made his decision on Friday in an appearance on a local television station. Boyd committed at the same time as his friend, Houston Lamar cornerback Holton Hill. His younger brother Demarco, a 2016 linebacker, followed with his own pledge during the evening hours.
But nothing has been particularly easy or linear about the four-star cornerback's recruitment, as concern started to surface about the solidity of Boyd's pledge to Texas during the afternoon on Inside Texas and migrated to other parts of the interwebs in subsequent hours.
By the evening, Boyd had changed the Texas edit that he had as his avatar as a report came out from GigEm247 that there was "positive" news about the Gilmer product. Elsewhere, the same report was termed as involving a possible flip from Boyd.
Meanwhile, Texas A&M players were sending out cryptic tweets. Of particular interest are several from linebacker Josh Walker, who is close friends with Boyd after playing with him at Gilmer before graduating as a member of the 2014 recruiting class:
Things are getting a little interesting..— Josh Walker (@josh_walker20) February 3, 2015
☕— Josh Walker (@josh_walker20) February 3, 2015
Early enrollee tight end Jordan Davis had a topical joke to share:
KB just committed so he wouldn't get fined! Sorry UT..— Jordan Davis (@UKnowJD) February 3, 2015
Taken separately, any one of these things might be easy to dismiss. Taken together, the early Monday murmurs about Boyd not feeling completely at ease with his decision are now at cacophonous levels.
Stay tuned, and buckle up.
[Update]: Boyd responded to the rumors on Twitter:
...... pic.twitter.com/TMutyRqmI7— ✨Kris.Boyd!✨ (@kris23db) February 3, 2015
Looks like he'll sign with Texas on Wednesday.