It has been about a month since 6-6, 300-pound Lake Braddock (Burke, VA) junior Khamrone Kolb suffered a torn ACL while playing basketball. The standout offensive tackle prospect is doing well these days and has been encouraged by the progress he has made with his recovery.
“Everything’s fine,” said Kolb. “I went back to the doctor last Friday and he said I’m pretty much way ahead of schedule with my rehab. It is week to week with me. Before my surgery, my doctor said it could take up to six months. After the check up last Friday, he said I could take a couple of weeks off that.”
One of Kolb’s initial concerns following the injury was the potential impact it would have on college coaches. Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia and Virginia Tech all had officially offered prior to the injury and not one has backed off as a result of the injury.
“All of the coaches I’ve talked to so far have just offered their support and tell me they want me to get better,” Kolb said. “Some of the coaches I’ve talked to have had knee surgery themselves, so they said to take it slow and do the rehab.”
Kolb has visited Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia so far. He has visits planned to Penn State, Pitt and Boston College in the near future. UNC, which was Kolb’s most recent visit, stands out on top right now but a commitment doesn’t appear close to being made.
“I liked it,” Kolb said, referring to an unofficial visit he made to UNC last weekend. “It was really nice seeing the facilities. They have a lot of renovation going on. The football program is on the way up. UNC is one the top of the list as of right now, but that is not saying much. My list changes all the time.
“I’m not really rushing into anything. I have my time. The coaches know I hurt my knee. I’ve got good grades, good size and good speed. As of now, I’m planning on making a decision at the end of the summer. That could change. If I go on an unofficial visit and really like it, the timetable might change. As of now, I don’t see myself picking a school before the season.”
Three other programs join UNC at the top of Kolb’s list.
“As of right now, UVa and V-Tech are up there, too. And Maryland because it is right here. It is close and it has a good football program,” said Kolb,...
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