Mansfield Legacy safety Jalen Catalon at The Opening Final in Frisco. (Mike Craven)

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Fab 55 member Jalen Catalon picks Arkansas over Texas, TCU

Posted January 18th, 2019


Mansfield Legacy safety Jalen Catalon ended his recruitment Friday afternoon when he pledged to Arkansas over programs like Texas and TCU. The four-star prospect starred at quarterback and safety during his high school career, which ended prematurely after a knee injury in the first game of his senior season. Catalon is also a star at centerfield for the baseball team and plans to play both sports in college.

Catalon is the No. 21-ranked prospect on the 2019 Fabulous 55 and was the highest-rated uncommitted prospect on the list. Texas’ class signed 22 members of the 2019 class during the early signing period. The only player committed who did not sign in December was four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd.

1. (1)Garrett WilsonWRLake Travis (6A)Ohio State
2. (3) DeMarvin LealDLConverse Judson (6A)Texas A&M
3. (2)Kenyon GreenOTHumble Atascocita (6A)Texas A&M
4. (12)Marcel BrooksOLBFlower Mound (6A)LSU
5. (5)Tyler JohnsonOTConroe Oak Ridge (6A)Texas
6. (4)Jordan WhittingtonWRCuero (4A)Texas
7. (8)Austin StognerTEPrestonwood Catholic (TAPPS)Oklahoma
8. (9)NaNa Osafo-MensahDEFort Worth Nolan Catholic (TAPPS)Notre Dame
9. (10)Jeffery CarterCBMansfield Legacy (6A)Alabama
10. (11)Brian WilliamsSBishop Dunne (TAPPS)Texas A&M
11. (6)Trejan BridgesWRCarrolton Hebron (6A)Oklahoma
12. (7)Theo WeaseWRAllen (6A)Oklahoma
13. (16)Baylor CuppTEBrock (3A)Texas A&M
14. (28)Branson BraggCCrandall (4A)Stanford
15. (15)Demani RichardsonSWaxahachie (6A)Texas A&M
16. (13)Marcus StriplingDEMayde Creek (6A)Oklahoma
17. (19)Marcus BanksCBSpring Dekaney (6A)Alabama
18. (24)Erick YoungCBFort Bend Bush (6A)Texas A&M
19. (14)Dylan WrightWRWest Mesquite (5A)Texas A&M
20. (22)Lewis CineSTrinity Christian (TAPPS)Georgia
21. (17)Jalen CatalonSMansfield Legacy (6A)Arkansas
22. (36)T'Vondre SweatDEHuntsville (5A)Texas
23. (27)EJ Ndoma-OgarOGAllen (6A)Oklahoma
24. (23)Elijah HigginsWRAustin Bowie (6A)Stanford
25. (21)Arjei HendersonWRFort Bend Travis (6A)Florida
26. (18)Marquez BeasonCBDuncanville (6A)Illinois
27. (25)Roschon JohnsonQBPort Neches-Groves (5A)Texas
28. (20)Grant GunnellQBHouston St. Pius X (TAPPS)Arizona
29. (41)Andrew CokerOTKaty Taylor (6A)TCU
30. (31)Isaiah SpillerRBKlein Collins (6A)Texas A&M
31. (29)Jaylen EllisWRR. Rock Cedar Ridge (6A)Baylor
32. (26)Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest (4A)Texas
33. (NR)Tyler OwensSPlano East (6A)Texas
34. (52)Josh EllisonDTA&M Consolidated (5A)Texas A&M
35. (51)Daimarqua FosterRBWichita Falls Hirschi (4A)TCU
36. (39)Darwin BarlowRBNewton (2A)TCU
37. (38)Steven ParkerDESouth Oak Cliff (5A)Kansas
38. (32)Tamauzia BrownATHNewton (2A)TCU
39. (35)Deondrick GlassRBKaty (6A)Oklahoma State
40. (34)David GbendaILBKaty Cinco Ranch (6A)Texas
41. (37)Kam BrownWRColleyville Heritage (5A)Texas A&M
42. (33)Bobby WolfeCBHouston Madison (6A)Arizona
43. (NR)Isaiah HookfinOTFort Bend Dulles (6A)Texas
44. (NR)Langston Anderson WRMidlothian Heritage (4A)Oklahoma State
45. (30)Jalen CurryWRSt. Pius X (TAPPS)Arizona
46. (45)Jamal MorrisSFort Bend Bush (6A)Oklahoma
47. (42)Kori RobersonDEManvel (5A)Oklahoma
48. (48)Hunter SpearsDTGarland Sachse (6A)Notre Dame
49. (40)Braedon MowryDEKaty Taylor (6A)Texas A&M
50. (53)Layden RobinsonCManvel (5A)Texas A&M
51. (43)Grant TisdaleQBAllen (6A)Ole Miss
52. (47)Myles BrooksOLBPflug. Hendrickson (6A)Arkansas
53. (44)Velton GardnerATHDallas Skyline (6A)Texas Tech
54. (55)David UgwoegbuDEKaty Seven Lakes (6A)Oklahoma
55. (54)Thomas GordonTEHouston Strake Jesuit (6A)Northwestern

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