Westlake Senior Quarterback, Sam Ehlinger (4) gets his team excited before their game against Lake Travis High School in Lake Travis, Texas on Friday, October 7, 2016 Elizabeth Kreutz for American-Statesman

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Recruiting recap: 2017 Longhorns and Friday night’s lights

Posted October 22nd, 2016


Texas football fans are surely interested in the current state of affairs on the 40 Acres, but an eye should also be kept on who the team is recruiting.

Following DeSoto offensive lineman Xavier Newman’s flip to Colorado earlier this week, Texas’ 2017 recruiting class has received seven verbal commitments. 247Sports currently ranks the Longhorns’ upcoming group of recruits as the nation’s 59th-best, while Texas checks in at No. 69 in the Rivals rankings.

So what do Texas fans have to look forward to? Here is our weekly rundown of how members of Texas’ 2017 recruiting class performed on the gridiron (also known as the Sam Ehlinger Report):


Westlake QB Sam Ehlinger

Ehlinger is likely done for the season after he sustained a thumb injury on Oct. 7. Ehlinger also missed four games this year with a knee injury.

Nacogdoches DB Josh Thompson

Nacogdoches dropped a 27-17 decision to Whitehouse on Friday. Stats for Thompson were not immediately available.

Hooks DB Montrell Estell

Estell’s 24-yar run and one-yard score set up the game-winning extra point in a 42-41 win over Pewitt. Hooks is 5-4 this season.

Lake Dallas DB Kobe Boyce

Boyce’s defense allowed 253 yards of offense in a 42-14 win over Carrollton Creekview on Thursday.  Stats for Boyce were not immediately available.

Liberty-Eylau DL Lagaryonn Carson

The Leopards are 3-5 after a 44-17 win over Anna on Friday. No stats were immediately available for Carson, who has reportedly been suspended twice this season.

Tyler John Tyler WR Damion Miller

Miller turned seven catches into 90 yards, and he hauled in a seven-yard touchdown in a 38-24 win over Longview. While playing catch with Houston-bound quarterback Bryson Smith this season, Miller had recorded six touchdown catches.

Temple DL Taquon Graham

Graham and the Wildcats were on a bye this week. Temple is 6-2 this season.

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