Sporting News just dropped their top 25 quarterbacks for 2020 and Sam Ehlinger came in at 4th. He was the highest ranked Big 12 QB sitting ahead of Brock Purdy(#8) and Spencer Rattler(#13).
Ehlinger returned for his senior season, and the high expectations return for Texas in 2020. Ehlinger has piled up 68 passing TDs and 25 rushing TDs the past two seasons. The 6-3, 230-pounder continues to improve, and the early-season tests against LSU and Oklahoma remain the same. Ehlinger has a chance to lead that long-awaited breakthrough.Via Sporting News
This is just another glowing review of Ehlinger as he heads into his final season. Texas has plenty to prove in 2020 and Tom Herman could feel his seat warming up.
With the firing of his assistant coaches in 2019 and another disappointing season, fans are wearing thin with Herman. Ehlinger and the talent Herman has recruited should be enough for a strong run in 2020. They also have the benefit of catching what could be a vulnerable Oklahoma team.
Despite the loss of his top two target in 2019, Ehlinger could have an even better. 2019 put on full display how talented he is. Injuries and poor team play was the overall down fall of Texas. Behind Ehlinger’s leadership and staying healthy could lead to a Big 12 title.
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