Former Longhorn Duke Catalon headed to Houston

Former Texas Longhorns running back Duke Catalon is officially transferring to the University of Houston. Multiple sources confirmed his decision.

Sources: Former Texas RB Duke Catalon (#19 RB n nation at Aldine Eisenhower)joins @UHCougarFB.Sits 2015.Has 3 years left beginning in 2016.

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 19, 2015

Source: Duke Catalon, former 4* RB at Texas, will join @UHCougarFB and have 3 years eligibility beginning in 2016. Must sit out this season

— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) August 19, 2015

Former Texas RB Duke Catalon will transfer to UH @joseph_duarte reports. Will sit out this season. Have 3 years eligibility.

— Reid Laymance (@ReidLaymance) August 19, 2015

A former four-star recruit out of Houston’s Eisenhower High School, Catalon redshirted as a true freshman in 2014 and will now have to sit out the upcoming season, per NCAA transfer rules. His reason for transferring was likely the fact that he would have little to no playing time this season, as Texas has senior Johnathan Gray at running back along with sophomore D’Onta Foreman plus multiple upperclassmen.

Houston, on the other hand has two senior rushers in Kenneth Farrow and Ryan Jackson. Thus, after sitting out this season, Catalon should immediately be able to compete for the Cougars’ starting running back’s job.

Throw in that he’d be playing in his hometown, and that is the mere cherry on top.

Houston opens the season at home against the OVC’s Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles.

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