The next Ehlinger joins Texas football

Jake Ehlinger Signing Day Westlake

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Jake Ehlinger is coming to the Texas football program as a preferred walk-on following the path of his family and older brother, Sam Ehlinger.

However, this Ehlinger isn’t a quarterback. Jake, who is two years younger than his quarterback-playing brother, played linebacker at Westlake.

A preferred walk-on spot isn’t a scholarship. It means Ehlinger is guaranteed a roster spot on the team and would not be subject to a walk-on tryout.

Normally, college football teams hold walk-on tryouts before the season starts for the final few spots on the roster.

Ehlinger helped Westlake to back-to-back 6A State semifinal appearances.

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