The future of college quarterbacking in the Lone Star State looks to be quite bright.
Three recruiting stars, all committed to Texas schools, came together in Bastrop last weekend to work with renowned quarterbacks coach Steve Clarkson: TCU commit Shawn Robinson from DeSoto, the No. 3 dual-threat QB in the nation according to 247Sports; Texas commit Sam Ehlinger from Austin Westlake, the No. 4 dual-threat QB in the nation; and Texas A&M commit Tate Martell from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, the No. 1 dual-threat QB in the nation.
Here’s a video Clarkson posted of the three taking part in a crazy drill designed to enhance pocket poise.
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The 2017 blue-chippers had their pick of schools. Robinson picked the Horned Frogs over Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor and more. He committed last June and still seems to be on track to sign with TCU in February.
Ehlinger seems to epitomize the recruiting term “hard commit.” He’s talked up his efforts to recruit other elite players to Texas.
Now, Martell seems to be the biggest question mark, and has sent out mixed signals as a very active social media user. A recent tweet — which has since been removed with a number of other non-Aggie tweets — asked his fans to remain calm while he takes all of his official visits this fall.
Martell, who was at A&M for its Friday Nights Lights spectacular earlier this month, kind of freaked out some Aggies with last month’s visit to Ohio State.
Still, 247Sports still has A&M as the overwhelming favorite to sign Martell, with the Buckeyes a distant second and Southern Cal in third.
It sure would be something to see all three QBs leading their Texas squads in a few years.