For a while, with three quarterbacks committed, there were talks that the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Severt may be forced to greyshirt.
In November however, Harris flipped to UCF and SMU was back to two 2014 quarterbacks.
Now, just a few short weeks before freshmen report for July summer school and off-season workouts, Severt is already getting prepared for the upcoming season.
"I've been working out with a guy here in Austin, as well as doing all of the workouts that SMU sent me," Severt said. "I've also been throwing with whatever guys I can find in the area, whether they're playing in college next year or in high school."
Severt realizes that making the jump from the high school ranks to the collegiate game is no walk-in-the-park, but he's doing all he can right now to best prepare himself for his opportunities once he gets on campus.
"For me, I'm just trying to get in the best shape of my life as well as always working on my footwork and keeping my arm strong," Severt said. "I'm just trying to get and stay healthy so my body can withstand an entire season of college football."
The Westlake High School product hasn't talked with any of the SMU coaches of late, but he has talked with a couple of his future teammates and they're all excited to get on the Hilltop.
Severt realizes that the Mustangs' 5-7 finish was a bit of a let down, but the Austin native is motivated to turn things around.
"I really just want to keep turning this program around," Sever said. "Coach (June) Jones has done a great job and we just want to take it another step forward. I'm just ready to compete and try and earn my spot."
Favorite food: Italian
Musical artist: Drake
Pregame ritual: Listen to music, keep calm and go over game plan
Pregame music: Drake and instrumental orchestra (to keep him calm)
Favorite travel/city experience: Austin
Facebook, Twitter or Instagram: Facebook and Twitter
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Non-football sport: Basketball
Little known fact: Grew 9 inches during 6th grade.