Texas only had one running back commitment taking part in workouts, and Donald Catalon was still recovering from toe surgery. It was apparent that he wasn't 100 percent going through drills, so there's definitely some leeway there. But an encouraging sign was when Catalon ran a 4.62 40-yard dash. If he did that when not fully healthy, he probably clocks pretty well when he's good-to-go. Catalon also said that his weight was at 195 pounds.
Another running back who was impossible not to notice was Dylan Moses, the infamous eighth-grade offer. Considered an athlete, Moses (6-1 215) worked with the linebackers in the morning, then worked with the running backs in the afternoon. The best thing that you can say is that he didn't look out-of-place at all among a group that included kids several years older than him … in fact, he stood out as arguably the best physical specimen of the group. That's saying something for somebody who hasn't started his freshman year of high school yet.
Two of the other running backs worth noting didn't work out, but were interesting because they attended camp. One was Treyvon Hughes, the former Waxahachie running back who has transferred to Lewisville Hebron, the school of Jamal Adams. At 6-0 210, Hughes is a good-looking back who had a ton of production a year ago. He also has an offer from Iowa in hand.
But the other, scat back Larenzo Stewart, could be closer to an offer. The Klein Oak product has offers from Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech and Nebraska. And Texas has been coming on stronger in its pursuit. Getting him to camp, even if he didn't participate, was a big deal, and showed that interest is probably reciprocated. Don't be surprised if an offer comes sometime this summer.
If running a fast 40 time is a major key toward getting attention, Columbus running back Royce Caldwell probably did the job. He ran a 4.32 40-yard dash.