Houston (TX) Lamar
Committed to SMU
Chosen over Houston, Missouri, Texas Tech, Washington State
Run Down: He has been at the leadership position for two years running now and has been productive in the two years. It all came together this past year when he led his squad to the Class 5A Division I state title game against Allen. Though his team fell in its final game, there's no doubt it opened the eyes of many as to how tough this Lamar team is. And Colbert was the spark plug. After a solid season, it was only a matter of time before his film got out and he would receive an offer. It was June Jones first to the scene to look over Colbert's video and make the offer. Schools like Purdue, Missouri and Houston were showing interest along the way, but Colbert made the trip to SMU's junior day on February 16 and decided that SMU had everything he needed so he committed.
What this means for SMU: With Colbert coming into the fold, there are a many reasons that this will be a great move for the Mustang program. First and foremost, Colbert brings a dual-threat element to the team that transitions well to the college level as many programs are trending that way. Colbert can thrive in a June Jones offense as a player who can make the deep and intermediate throws. On top of that, Colbert brings athleticism and a toughness to the game that teammates can rally around. In addition to that, it bodes well for SMU as a number of Lamar players are saying yes to the program. Lamar is one of the programs in the Houston area that produces a great deal of talent on a yearly basis. Two players signed letters of intent earlier this month in Zelt Minor and Cedric Lancaster. Adding Colbert will only strengthen that pipeline.
In Colbert's Words: "I committed because I felt like it was the best thing for me. The academics are great and learning from coach June Jones will be an awesome thing for me to get better at the quarterback position."
Midlands Impact: Darrell Colbert Jr.