Westlake quarterback Sam Ehlinger was the All-Central Texas Player of the Year in 2015 (Paul Brick/Austin Community Newspapers).

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2017 QB Sam Ehlinger plans to enroll early at Texas

Posted February 3rd, 2016

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Wednesday is about Texas trying to finish with a flurry in the 2016 recruiting class, but there’s also a key development coming out of the 2017 class.

Westlake quarterback Sam Ehlinger told the American-Statesman he plans to enroll early at Texas and begin taking classes next year at this time.

Ehlinger, a three-star prospect and the nation’s No. 9-rated quarterback according to 247Sports’ composite ratings, threw for 50 touchdowns against five interceptions in 2015 and led Westlake to state runner-up honors in Class 6A Division II. The state’s player of the year, Ehlinger threw for 3,833 yards and ran for another 1,360 with 20 touchdowns.

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He is one of four 2017 commitments for the Longhorns, along with Lagaryonn Carson, a four-star defensive end from Liberty-Eylau; Damion Miller, a four-star receiver from Tyler John Tyler; and Major Tennison, a three-star tight end from Bullard.

 

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