Colbert Talks Longhorn Commitment

When Mineral Wells safety Adrian Colbert traveled to Austin for his official visit, it didn't take long for him to feel like Texas was where he wanted to be. But he said he wanted to wait a day before committing.

"It was just this feeling I always get when I go to Austin, a great feeling I don't ever get anywhere," Colbert said. "It's just a vibe. Once we got into Austin, I was feeling it. But I didn't decide on committing until (Saturday) around lunchtime. That's when I decided, all right, I'm going with it.

"It went great, just great," Colbert said of the trip. "The banquet was great. It was great meeting the coaches and the strength and conditioning staff, meeting the players and hanging out with them. And Coach (Mack) Brown's house was just awesome."

Colbert said his hosts were selected well. On Friday night, Colbert was able to talk about the challenges of doing both football and track with host Marquise Goodwin. And Saturday, fellow safety Adrian Phillips served as Colbert's host, talking with him about his future position.

"(Goodwin) said he lost weight when he ran track, and said that was a challenge," Colbert said. "He talked about transitioning from football to track, and showed me his national championship ring from the long jump."

Colbert also said he blended well with the other Texas commitments.

"They were all really cool, and we all connected in some way," Colbert said. "We really laughed a lot and had fun."

Colbert didn't publicly announce his commitment until he had time to call Baylor coach Art Briles to give him the news.

"He didn't like the idea that I'd be leaving," Colbert said. "He thought it was unfair that after I went on an official visit to Texas, I didn't give Baylor a chance on an official visit. But I had been to Baylor three times on unofficial visits, and I never had the feeling I had like I did at Texas."

Briles told Colbert that Baylor assistants would go out to Mineral Wells to try and change his mind, but Colbert said he wouldn't change his commitment.

"I'm done with recruiting," Colbert said. "It's like a heavy weight has been lifted."

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