Hilltopper commit Amari Colbert updates WKU Insider

All-State performer Amari Colbert firm with his commitment with Western Kentucky

Warner Robins, Ga., wide receiver Amari Colbert visited Western Kentucky the first weekend of October and extended his verbal commitment to the Hilltoppers just a few weeks later.

The 6-foot-3 prospect also considered scholarship offers from Ohio and Old Dominion before making his decision. Now Colbert is sticking firm with his decision through the recent coaching changes on The Hill.

New Hilltopper head coach Mike Sanford was quick to reach out to Colbert to express the new staff's desire to keep him firm in the 2017 recruiting class.

"He made me feel like a priority again," Colbert told WKU Insider.

While there have been changes in coaches, the Hilltoppers are expected to continue with a high-octance offense under the leadership of Sanford.

"The expectations are the same, dominant the opponent," Colbert said. "It'll be fun for a talented wide receiver. We'll get the ball a lot throughout the game."

The future Hilltopper remains in frequent contact with many others in the WKU recruiting class.

"We all are in a group message and we all seem pretty close already."

Colbert finished the 2016 season with 55 catches for 1,200 yards and 20 touchdowns. He was selected as first team All-Middle Georgia, All-Region and All-State.

Colbert is also a standout on the hardwood for the Houston County Bears.

"It's going good," he said of the current season.

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