Adding more depth in the secondary to the 2019 Texas football recruiting class might seem like overkill now. Texas does have two safeties, and four total defensive backs, committed in the 2019 class. Adding a third safety could clog up what is an already sound depth chart at the position. There is one big issue for the Horns, though.
While Texas does have the former top-rated safety prospect in the nation and a standout true freshman that won Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year in the mix, the 2019 class doesn’t have the talent and depth combination that 2018 did. Caden Sterns and fellow true freshman standout safety B.J. Foster brought that to the table at this position for the past recruiting cycle.
The next target for the 2019 Texas football recruiting class at safety should be four-star Mansfield Legacy High School product Jalen Catalon. At 5-foot-9, Catalon is undersized compared to the rest of the Texas secondary. But, his speed and ball skills make up for the lack of size and he brings something different for this defensive backfield.
According to the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions, Catalon is favored at a 60 percent chance to commit to Texas over his next favorite, the Arkansas Razorbacks. The No. 225 ranked prospect in the nation and a Mansfield, TX, native could be the third safety commit in the 2019 class for the Horns very soon.