Bowie's Joey Brown is tackled in midair by Westlake's Barrett Chambers, right, and David Dickerson, left, during first quarter action in a non-district game at Burger Center Friday night September 16, 2016. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Westlake walk-on Barrett Chambers to join Sam Ehlinger at Texas

Posted April 19th, 2017

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Teammates at Westlake High, Barrett Chambers and Sam Ehlinger will soon reunite on Texas’ roster.

Westlake coach Todd Dodge confirmed to the American-Statesman on Tuesday that Chambers will join Texas’ football team as a preferred walk-on. A defensive back, Chambers was honored last week in an on-campus ceremony at Westlake.

During his senior season, Chambers logged 69 tackles and five pass deflections. With Chambers in its secondary, Westlake reached the fourth round of the Class 6A, Division I playoffs. The 5-foot-11-inch, 175-pound Chambers was a first-team honoree on District 25-6A’s all-district team.

Chambers was a classmate of Ehlinger, the four-star quarterback who enrolled early and went through spring drills with the Longhorns. Chambers and Ehlinger were both captains for the Chaparrals this past season. Texas standout linebacker Breckyn Hager also graduated from Westlake in 2015.

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