Kolb Recovering Well, Eyeing Summer Visits

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Lake Braddock (Burke, VA) offensive lineman Khamrone Kolb received some good news earlier this week, when he was cleared to jog and lift weights. Kolb, a 6-6, 300-pound prospect and one of the top offensive line recruits in the state of Virginia’s 2010 class, continues to recover from a torn ACL suffered earlier this off-season.

“I just got cleared to jog [on Tuesday],” said Kolb, who underwent knee surgery in early March. “I was cleared for lifting and all that, too. I’m ahead of schedule. Everything else is good. I’m trying to get back in shape and get my strength up to what it was.”

Division 1A programs did not shy away from Kolb as a result of his injury. In particular, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, Penn State, Syracuse, Virginia and Virginia Tech have extended written offers to the Lake Braddock star.

“It has been going steady,” Kolb said, referring to his recruitment. “I’ve been keeping in touch with all the coaches. I have one more offer, from Syracuse. I talk to coaches all the time. I’ve gotten the one phone call from each of the schools that have offered.”

A decision is not imminent, but some schools are currently higher on Kolb’s list than others.

“Right now, it is Penn State, UVa, UNC and Virginia Tech. And U-Conn is in there, too. I really liked it when I went up there,” Kolb said.

He added, “I plan to narrow it down to a top three or five before the season and go on official visits from there. Official visits are important to me. On an unofficial visit you can see the school, the coaches and all that. An official visit gives you the chance to get into the academics more and learn more about the players that go there.”

Of the five favorites, Kolb has visited every one except for Virginia Tech. He plans to visit Blacksburg sometime this spring or summer but has not set a date just yet. North Carolina, N.C. State, Syracuse and Virginia are planned visits as well. And he may get to Illinois, Iowa and Penn State.

“I’m going to be focused on football this summer,” Kolb said.

The favorites…

The school Kolb has visited the most over the past year or so has been Virginia. He says he “definitely”