Texas A&M’s loss was bound to be somebody else’s gain, and now we know the handful of someones that could potentially be.
In early May, 2017 five-star quarterback Tate Martell announced that he had decided to decommit from Texas A&M and reopen his recruitment. That triggered a very public hissy fit from one of A&M’s assistant coaches, which also triggered both a backlash from other recruits and public rebuke from head coach Kevin Sumlin.
Now, a month later, the Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High School quarterback has released an updated Final 5, listed in the order he tweeted them: Ohio State, Cal, USC, Colorado, UCLA.
Narrowing it down… FINAL 5!
— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) June 5, 2016
The Final 5 comes a couple of days after Martell had released a Top 6, which included those five schools mentioned above as well as West Virginia. Martell had originally made the decision to decommit from A&M on the heels of a visit to OSU.
The 5-11, 203-pound Martell is rated as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country by 247Sports.com and is the No. 33 player overall on that recruiting website’s composite board.
Interestingly, Kellen Mond, the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback in Martell’s class, decommitted from Baylor a couple of days ago in the wake of the sexual assault scandal at the university and listed OSU in his new Top Three, along with Auburn and Texas A&M. It’s believed by many, though, that the Tigers have the inside track for the Texas native’s services.