Led by senior do-everything star Kris Boyd and junior linebacker Demarco Boyd, who won Defensive MVP honors, the Gilmer Buckeyes won the state title in a comeback victory over West-Orange Stark on Friday in Dallas.
While that victory is of interest to Texas Longhorns fans who want to bring winners to Austin, what happened next was much more interesting:
It remains to be seen how serious the younger Boyd was when he made that declaration in the afterglow of the victory in the state championship game, but Florida State is the only school that has currently offered both prospects.
Since Demarco hasn't visited Florida State, the only school that both players have visited and could commit to is Texas.
The Longhorns have been thought to be in strong shape for the younger Boyd ever since offering during the summer and have been battling back and forth with the Aggies for the elder Boyd for some time.
Both have ties to Texas because they are cousins of former cornerback Curtis Brown, who brought the two in for an unofficial visit back in November.
Head coach Charlie Strong and his staff have been thought to be in a trailing position for the elder Boyd, who is the No. 10 cornerback nationally, but it may not actually be Texas A&M that is leading now -- there's a lot of thought out there that Kris Boyd could end up at Baylor, which somewhat oddly has not offered Demarco.
However, the timing of the post-victory declaration by Demarco and the horns up from both of them doesn't seem like a surprise, either, just as the timing of the decommitment of five-star Gladewater defensive tackle Daylon Mack on Friday afternoon didn't seem like a surprise, coming as it did on the heels of the commitments from Malik Jefferson and DeAndre McNeal.
So happy Malikmas, y'all.
This may be about to get even better and it could happen on Christmas, when Boyd said that he will announce his decision.