Westlake senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger(4), Levi Jones(17), Barrett Chambers(20) and Joe Heironimus(74) take the field as captains during a Class 6A, Division I high school football playoff game against Converse Judson at Chaparral Stadium, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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Another high school teammate joining QB Sam Ehlinger at Texas

Posted April 26th, 2017


Texas freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger will see another familiar face in the locker room next fall after Westlake senior Joe Heironimus declined an offer to walk on at Texas A&M in order to join the Longhorns.

Heironimus originally committed to the Aggies during a signing ceremony earlier this month, but Texas’ Bob Shipley, the school’s recent hire as director of high school relations, spearheaded a recruiting effort, according to a source close to Heironimus.

Heironimus, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound offensive lineman, will join Texas as a preferred walk-on, a term used to describe a non-scholarship player who is all but guaranteed a spot on a college football team’s 105-man fall roster. Heironimus becomes the third member of Westlake’s 2017 class to join the Longhorns, joining Ehlinger and fellow walk-on Barrett Chambers.


For more on Heironimus, and the relationship between the former Westlake teammates, check out the full story on Statesman.com.

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