Lake Braddock OL with ACC, Big 10 Offers

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Lake Braddock (Burke, VA) offensive lineman Khamrone Kolb has been a hot commodity on the recruiting trail. The 6-6, 300-pound rising senior has “been offered by every team that has seen his tape,” said Lake Braddock head coach Jim Poythress, who recently sent out another batch of tapes on the talented big man.

“Coach Poythress began by sending tape to mostly ACC schools. Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia and Virginia Tech have since officially offered and Boston College is expected to officially offer soon. The next round of tapes went out two Saturdays ago.

“I think his family is from Wisconsin, so I sent tape up there to the University of Wisconsin,” Poythress said. “I sent tape to Michigan. I haven’t heard back from them. Illinois has offered. I also sent tape to Florida and Southern Cal just to see and I haven’t heard back from them, either.

“Khamrone is 6-6 1/2, 300 pounds and he runs a 4.9 40. He is athletic enough to play anywhere on the line in college. He can catch. He even completed a touchdown pass for us last season. He is very athletic for his size and that’s what we tried to highlight in his tape.”

In the midst of so much positive news on the recruiting front, Kolb received some bad news on the same day his coach mailed out the latest round of tapes. He suffered a torn ACL while playing basketball and had surgery to repair the injury last Friday.

“He had a reasonable junior year,” Poythress said of Kolb. “He did very, very well as a sophomore on an 8-2 team. We scored a lot of points that year and he was a big factor why. He got bigger, faster and stronger into his junior year, but he has yet to dominate the way I think he can. He had a good year and I think he was on the verge of dominance next season until he hurt his knee. Unfortunately, that’ll probably put him back some in his development.”

The good news is that the surgery went well and the prognosis is a good one.

“The surgeon said the ligament was repaired and he thought it would be better before the season,” Poythress said. “The doctor said Khamrone didn’t injury anything other than the ACL, which is good news because he can go right into rehabilitation. My hope is to have him back by the middle of the season, but