Colbert Takes in Texas Relays

Adrian Colbert essentially had a dual signing with Texas, filing the papers to play football, but also with the knowledge that he'll run track. This week gave Colbert a sneak preview into the latter.

Colbert ran a 20.7 split in the 4x200, and a 48.5 split in the 4x400. The time wasn't quite as fast as Colbert was aiming for, though it was better than the 49.2 he ran last week when he was sick.

"I felt like I did pretty well," Colbert said.

Colbert said he enjoyed making the return trip to Austin.

"I love it. It's great," Colbert said. "It feels like home every time I come down here, especially for the Texas Relays. That makes it that much better."

Colbert said he would probably head back with his team Saturday night, not staying for the spring game on Sunday. But earlier this week, he received great news about his future at Texas: he was officially accepted into the school.

"It felt great just to have the feeling that I don't have to worry about anything else in terms of paperwork or accomplishing things," Colbert said. "It was a great feeling, like I was responsible enough to finally get that letter."

Colbert did take advantage of the chance to meet with several fellow Texas signees. He spoke with Johnathan Gray multiple times and talked with Paul Boyette and Camrhon Hughes. His team also ran against Kevin Vaccaro's squad in the 4x100.

"They were great," Colbert said.

Colbert said he was thrilled that enrollment wasn't far off.

"I'm very excited because I love being here," Colbert said. "I love the people around me, the team and the coaches. I'm super excited to get down here."

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