After committing to the Hogs in January, 4-star safety Jalen Catalon is now officially signed with the Razorbacks.
Our first NLI is in! @jcatalon27 is a ‼️#NSD19 pic.twitter.com/NUevDaTFwD— Arkansas Razorbacks Football (@RazorbackFB) February 6, 2019
Arkansas has now brought in three players from the Mansfield Legacy program, and all on defense. He joins defensive linemen Enoch Jackson and Taurean Carter. Chad Morris and his staff have put a huge emphasis on getting multiple guys from the same program and it’s been a big benefit to this recruiting class.
Catalon is a little undersized, listed at 5’9” and 180 lbs. but he earned plenty of accolades as a sophomore and junior. Unfortunately his senior season was cut short after an injury in the season opener. That injury didn’t prevent some major programs to want to bring in Catalon. He chose the Hogs over a final four including Texas, TCU, and Oklahoma. Even with the injury he’s listed as a top-20 player in the state of Texas by Rivals.
He’s the ninth 4-star according to 247Sports to commit to the Hogs in this recruiting class. He slots in as the fifth highest rated player in Arkansas’ class, and the second highest rated on the defensive side of the ball.