Sam Ehlinger is one of the top-rated quarterbacks in the 2017 class, and the Texas Longhorns commit showed why at Steve Clarkson's QB Retreat near San Diego to get ready for the ongoing Elite 11 Finals this weekend.
An Austin native, Ehlinger is a 6-1, 215 pound quarterback who committed to the 'Horns nearly a year ago and is rated as a four-star recruit and the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the 2017 class. Above, watch as Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney praises Ehlinger's performance at the camp.
It was Gorney's first time watching Ehlinger in person, and while he won't blow you away physically, Gorney came away very impressed.
"He can make all the throws," he says. "Very strong arm, and very accurate."
The analyst says Ehlinger can deliver the deep ball and is great on the run especially when going to the left.
"The ball pops off of his hand better than a lot of the quarterbacks at the retreat, and that was a very impressive list of guys."'
Gorney believes Ehlinger is good enough to see playing time with the 'Horns early on as he grasped all of the drills well and looked strong throwing short, intermediate and deep balls. Some of that will depend on the performance of the other quarterbacks on the roster, especially Shane Buechele. The one drawback Gorney noted is that Ehlinger tends to throw a little too hard at times.
"He is definitely one of the better pro-style quarterbacks that I've seen in this class," Gorney says.