Another day, another unique turn in the split between quarterback recruit Tate Martell and Texas A&M.
Martell from Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) decommitted Wednesday, leading to an epic rant — and later an apology — from a Texas A&M assistant coach. Then, Martell’s younger sister was the target of vitriol from Aggies fans and his father told Rivals.com that new A&M offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone declined to speak with Tate or Al Martell during two campus visits.
The latest came Friday night when a direct message between Martell and an unknown third party was leaked and posted by Texas A&M quarterback signee Nick Starkel. In it, Martell says he could have won the starting job as a freshman at A&M “easy” and he makes a disparaging remark about Starkel from Argyle (Texas) Liberty Christian.
Starkel responds by saying, “He was talking all that talk to everyone else buy wasn’t about that action.” Starkel also notes the direct messages are not his.
The tweet was later deleted and it is unclear when the direct messages were from, because Martell’s response suggest he was still committed at the time.