Future Texas Longhorn Star Sam Ehlinger Up Close

Austin (Texas) Westlake standout signal caller Sam Ehlinger is turning into a local legend. The 6-foot, 200-pound quarterback, is part of the Texas 2017 recruiting class that is off to a tremendous start.

Sam Ehlinger joins defensive end Lagaryonn Carson, tight end Major Tennison and wide receiver Damion Miller as part of the Texas Longhorns 2017 recruiting class.  Ehlinger is a natural born leader.


“One of my greatest strengths is my ability to read defenses and know where the holes in defenses are because of the great coaching I have had and will continue to have in my high school career,” Sam Ehlinger said. “One of my many weaknesses is I always try to get extra yards when it is best to either throw it away or go out of bounds to protect myself. The biggest adjustment for me will probably be the speed of the game, and playing against great teams in high school will prepare me for that a little but not nearly close to as much as to where it will be.”


Ehlinger and his family have enjoyed the recruiting process. 


“The pros are all the love that my family and I get from the community and the fans around Austin and also on Twitter,” Ehlinger said. “It is awesome. There aren't any cons that I can think of about the recruiting process.”


Inside the Numbers


Class 2017

Scout Overall Rank No 237

Position Rank No 21

Midland QB Rank No 6

Texas QB Rank No 6


Scout.com Take


Ehlinger is a consistent and productive quarterback in Texas HS football's largest class who projects to the high-major level. Best trait = accuracy. Consistently hits receivers in right spots, especially on short/intermediate routes. Great touch/accuracy on downfield patterns outside numbers. Quick release. Good velocity. Commands his offense as obvious alpha. Lacks ideal size. Athletic enough to be a dangerous runner when the play breaks down – Gabe Brooks.


Bio Blast


2014: As a sophomore, Ehlinger threw for 2,300 yards, 24 touchdowns, and six interceptions, while rushing for 722 yards and nine touchdowns on 5.3 yards per carry.  He will shatter those numbers his junior season. 

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