Posted by Bryan Fischer
If a recruit makes a very early verbal commitment, there's actually a pretty good chance that he doesn't end up signing with that school. The changing of commitments for some kids is an almost monthly occurrence and it's particularly an issue in May and June as coaches are extending offers after seeing players during the evaluation period.
Houston (Texas) running back B.J. Catalon is the latest to change schools, switching his commitment from Colorado to TCU after receiving an offer from the Horned Frogs this week.
"I'm a little disappointed in myself for committing as early as I did to Colorado" Catalon told PurpleMenance.com. "Colorado is a great school and I feel bad for letting them down. That's how I feel, like I let them down. But, you know, I have to do what's best for me and it's too good of an opportunity at TCU for me to pass up."
In addition to staying closer to home, TCU provided a better fit for the 5-foot-8, 190 pound back academically.
"They have the #1 business school in Texas and it's just a great fit for me," he told the site. "I'm a Texas kid and I've been in Texas my whole life. To be able to get an education from a well known Texas school is going to help me out over the next 10 years and into the future. I have to think about what a business degree from TCU can do for me further down the road."
The big back also held offers from Missouri, Texas Tech, Baylor, Vanderbilt and Virginia, with several more reportedly on the way. Catalon is the second running back in TCU's class of 2012 and 11th commit overall.