With Lewsiville wide receiver Tyrell Shavers now off the board to the Alabama Crimson Tide, former Texas A&M Aggies commit Mannie Netherly is now a more important target for the Texas Longhorns at the position. And quarterback commit Sam Ehlinger believes he knows the latest on the Crosby standout.
Not long after Shavers announced his pledge to the Crimson Tide, Netherly cryptically teased something on his Twitter account:
Twitter finna be jumping jus here in a bit— Mannie Netherly (@yovng_netherly) June 14, 2016
Less than an hour after that offering from the nation's No. 29 wide receiver, Ehlinger had this to offer:
Got some interesting inside scoop on @yovng_netherly— Sam Ehlinger (@sehlinger3) June 14, 2016
Of course, Ehlinger isn't sharing whatever it is that he knows about Netherly, but there's certainly a chance that it could be good new for the 'Horns -- why else would Ehlinger feel the need to tease it?
The two have struck up a friendship over the last month, dating back to Nertherly's visit to Austin for the state track meet, after which the two spent some time together.
And that could certainly prove to be an important relationship for Texas, as the loss of consensus five-star quarterback Tate Martell had an impact on Netherly's decommitment from Texas A&M even beyond the fallout that position coach Aaron Moorehead caused by losing his mind on Twitter.
Netherly included Texas among his top six schools on Sunday and recently told 247Sports that the 'Horns are "on top" for him.