"I am absolutely delighted to announce that I have been accepted into the University of Miami Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program. Miami has given me the opportunity to achieve excellence on the field, and I am certain that I will be able to match this same level of excellence off the field. I cannot thank the university enough for giving me the opportunity to pursue my dreams."
Colbert, a former 3-star recruit from Mineral Wells (TX), chose the Longhorns over Texas A&M, Baylor, and TCU when coming out of high school.
At 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, Colbert redshirted in 2012 and then played sparingly in 2013. He saw the field more as a sophomore in 2014 - and even started four games - but was unable to keep his starting job. He finished the season with 20 tackles. He played as a backup in 2015.
The connection for UM is that Manny Diaz was on the Texas staff during Colbert's time there. Diaz even helped recruit Colbert to Texas, where he's expected to graduate in May.
Colbert will be eligible as a fifth year senior at Miami for the 2016 season. He will provide much needed experience to a position that just saw Dallas Crawford and Deon Bush graduate. While the Canes have several safeties on the current roster only three have any game experience -- Jamal Carter, Jaquan Johnson, and Rayshawn Jenkins.