Stale indispensable particular person Arkansas Razorbacks safety Jalen Catalon, who entered the NCAA Transfer Portal this month after four years in Fayetteville, has committed to the Texas Longhorns, he announced on Monday.
Catalon took a search recommendation from to the 40 Acres in slow December/early January and used to be reportedly all the manner down to the Longhorns, Texas A&M, Purdue and Ole Miss.
He’s now the 2d addition to the secondary throughout the transfer portal for the Horns, joining Wake Wooded self-discipline cornerback, Gavin Holmes.
Catalon spent four years with the Razorbacks nonetheless played in just seven games in the previous two seasons ensuing from ruin. He had eight total tackles and a creep protection in Arkansas’ 40-21 take dangle of over Texas last season.
In 18 games with the Razorbacks, Catalon used to be all the blueprint in which by the self-discipline, racking up 159 tackles, nine passes defended, 5 interceptions, and three forced fumbles in 18 games.
Catalon has suffered from a pair of shoulder accidents all the blueprint in which by the last two seasons, nonetheless when healthy, had proved himself to be one of essentially the most fascinating safeties in the SEC.
Earlier than his ruin factors began Catalon had 99 tackles three interceptions and two forced fumbles in the 2020 season and used to be named an All-SEC first-team participant.
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If Catalon can dwell healthy in Austin, he would possibly perhaps well present a enormous boost to the Longhorns’ secondary.
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