BREAKING - Duke Catalon Transfers to Houston

Former Texas running back Duke Catalon has transferred to Houston and has three years of eligibility left after sitting out this season.

It's not yet Signing Day, but Houston head coach Tom Herman has landed a big addition to the Cougars' offense, as former Texas running back Donald Catalon transferred to the program on Wednesday.

Also known as Duke, Catalon was part of the Longhorns team until last week, with reports coming out that he walked out of practice, and soon after announced he would be parting ways with the program.

The 5-10, 195-pound running back was a four-star recruiting coming out of Houston (Texas) Eisenhower as part of the 2014 recruiting class. Because of the coaching changes at Texas, Catalon was recruited by staffs under both Mack Brown and Charlie Strong. Former Texas co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite is now the offensive coordinator at Houston, which likely played into his recruitment.

Catalon is a speedy back who is elusive on the field and is difficult to tackle. He redshirted in the 2014 season and though he will have to sit out in 2015, he will still have three years of eligibility to play for the Cougars. He was the third ranked running back to come out of the state of Texas in 2014.


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