Colbert Embraces Competition

Lamar QB Darrell Colbert talks about his verbal to SMU and more!

SMU 2014 quarterback commit Darrell Colbert has been committed to the Mustangs since the middle of February, but with new quarterback pledge Jordan Severt now on board, some wonder if it would have affected his commitment.

Colbert says that isn't the case at all.

"I feel like it's a good thing," he said. "We'll compete against each other, and I like competition. I've had to compete all my life so that's something that I like to do."

Even though Severt hails from the Lone Star State as well, the Houston Lamar dual-threat quarterback admitted that he hadn't heard anything about Severt until he committed on June 14.

"I didn't know too much about him," Colbert aid. "The first time I heard about him was when he committed. I saw it, but I didn't know too much about him."

With SMU now having a pocket passer as well as a dual-threat quarterback committed in the 2014 class, SMU is done taking quarterbacks it appears, but it does lead to questions about just where is the June Jones' Run N' Shoot headed especially with Hal Mumme coming on board this spring.

SMU utilized Garrett Gilbert's running ability late in the season, and it isn't a secret that the Mustangs will add in more designed quarterback runs to the offense this season, but Colbert believes both he and Severt are fits for the Mustangs' offense.

"I think it'll be the same seeing how both of us work with the system that they are starting up," Colbert said. "It'll be exciting to see how it works out."

To get ready for his senior season and eventually his time at SMU, Colbert has been hitting the 7-on-7 trail with his team, qualifying for the state tournament.

Colbert said his team has beaten just about every team by 40 points this summer as they continue to compete and get ready for the big tournament.

Speaking of high-scoring affairs, SMU hosts Texas Tech on Labor Day weekend to open their season and while Colbert wouldn't predict a score, he did have a prediction on the game.

"I think they'll win it," Colbert said. "I think they're a little more experienced than Texas Tech."

Much sooner than SMU vs. Texas Tech, Colbert and Houston Lamar will be focused on the state tournament, which is coming up on July 12 and 13 in Leander, Texas.

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