The Ehlinger brothers will be able to spend at least one year playing together for the Texas Longhorns, as Austin Westlake linebacker Jake Ehlinger announced his Saturday commitment to the Horns as a preferred walk on:
So blessed to be able to say I have officially decided to continue my academic and athletic career at The University of Texas pic.twitter.com/hdfymBKvZ3— Jake Ehlinger (@jehlinger2) January 19, 2019
Originally offered the opportunity back in mid-November, Ehlinger took his time before opting to join his older brother Sam, the team’s starting quarterback, down the road in Austin.
A 6’0, 205-pounder ranked as a consensus two-star prospect, Ehlinger chose Texas over offers from Brown, Penn, and the University of the Incarnate Word. His highlights show a player with excellent physicality, instincts, and tackling ability.
“They both have high football IQs,” Westlake coach Todd Dodge told the Austin American-Statesman. “Jake, he’s the quarterback of our defense. He’s just as important to our team as Sam was when he played for us.”
As a junior, Ehlinger recorded over 100 tackles, seven tackles for loss, four sacks, and four forced fumbles.