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Jalen Catalon, arguably the state's best player, has narrowed his list of schools to 8

Mansfield Legacy’s Jalen Catalon (5) eludes Frisco Lone Star’s Jaylan Ford (45) during a Class 5A state quarterfinal playoff game at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Dec. 9, 2017.
Mansfield Legacy’s Jalen Catalon (5) eludes Frisco Lone Star’s Jaylan Ford (45) during a Class 5A state quarterfinal playoff game at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Dec. 9, 2017. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Mansfield Legacy 2019 safety Jalen Catalon has narrowed his college choice to eight.

TCU, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Clemson, Ohio State, Alabama and Arkansas are still on the radar for the 4-star prospect., who is up to 23 offers, per 247Sports.

Catalon is the No. 11 safety in the nation and No. 26 overall prospect in the state. He's projected to commit with the Longhorns, where he could play football and baseball.

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He was district MVP in 2017, and 5A all-state defensive player of the year in 2016. He's recorded nearly 300 tackles the past two years with 10 for loss, 10 pass deflections, seven forced fumbles, five recoveries and 12 INTs.

Catalon also played QB in 2017 for the Broncos, who had their deepest playoff run ever, to the state semifinals.

Sophomore safety Jalen Catalon knows the first rule of being a ball-hawk. Get to the ball. Hard. And to his credit, Lake Ridge RB Darrius Lee held onto the catch. Just a hard-nosed football play. Video by Matthew Martinez.

Mansfield Legacy’s Superman, Jalen Catalon, played both ways to help the Broncos advance to the state quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.

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