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