The University of Texas has made a concerted effort in recruiting to address one of their biggest positional weaknesses last season at quarterback.
After getting a commitment out of the 2016 class from Arlington in Shane Buechele, Charlie Strong and the Longhorns didn’t have to look too far for their next target, honing in on their own backyard to make an offer to 2017 dual threat quarterback Sam Ehlinger from Austin Westlake.
EhlingerÂ announced the offer on Twitter.
â€” Sam Ehlinger (@sehlinger3) July 19, 2015
Ehlinger is rated as a three-star recruit from 247sports.com and has him ranked tenth among dual threat quarterbacks.
Ehlinger started as a sophomore last season and impressed in an early season showdown with Chad President and Temple. He finished the season with 2300 passing yards and 24 touchdowns through the air. He combined that with 722 rushing yards for nine touchdowns.
The Austin American Statesman’s Ryan Autullo says Ehlinger stated that the Longhorns assured him they would not make another offer to a 2017 quarterback until he decides.
Ehlinger visited the University of Texas unofficially last month and our own Tony CervantesÂ reported that an offer was likely to come soon.
Ehlinger performed well at Texas’ Elite Quarterback Academy and also participated in the Longhorns’ Under the Lights camp on Friday.
Ehlinger also holds offers from Houston, SMU and McNeese State.
None of those teams, however, offer Ehlinger the chance to stay home very close to his family, or play for the team he grew up watching, so don’t be surprised if a commitment is soon to follow.