On July 23rd hundreds of recruits will attend Under the Lights at the University of Texas. One of the bigger names scheduled to participate is quarterback Sam Ehlinger. The 2017 Texas verbal commitment is the heart and soul of the class. The four-star signal caller checks in from Austin (Texas) Westlake High School.
Ehlinger has qualities college coaches look for in their starting quarterback. Accuracy, consistency, field vision, poise, and leadership are just a few things Ehlinger brings to the table. Players gravitate to him, want to play with him and respect what he does on and off the field. Sam Ehlinger is a blue collar football player, a kid who comes ready to work and compete each and every single day of his life.
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 dangerous runner when play breaks down.- Gabe Brooks
2015: Ehlinger led Austin Westlake to a 14-2 record and the Texas Class 6A Division I state championship game, where Westlake fell in overtime to Galena Park North Shore. Ehlinger finished the season with 3,833 passing yards, 50 touchdown throws, and only five interceptions. He also ran for 1,358 yards and 20 touchdowns to give him 5,191 total yards of offense and 70 total touchdowns.
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.
Inside the Numbers
6-foot-1 ½, 215-pounds
Scout Overall Rank No 80
Midland QB Rank No 2
Texas QB Rank No 2