"It was the first time we talked, so we were just getting to know each other," Kolbe said. "We talked about my season and what he's done in his coaching career. We really didn't talk about what he likes about me. He said they were just finishing up the 2013 class and getting into the film of 2014."
Toledo already has offered a scholarship to the Naperville (IL) Central High signal caller. Maryland recently visited him and Vanderbilt has planned a trip see him, he said. Illinois, Iowa State Central Michigan and Western Michigan have been in consistent contact with him, he said.
"It's hard to say when I'll get another offer," the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Kolbe said. "I think probably the MAC schools are the closest but I don't know for sure."
Kolbe said he has watched the Hawkeyes quite a bit. He felt he can fit into their system.
"I would say a pro-style offense would be best for me," he said. "I definitely prefer to pass but I can run with it, too."
Kolbe has proven to be a good athlete. He performed well at basketball and baseball through his sophomore year of high school before giving up those sports to focus on football.
"We lift three days a week and throw two mornings a week with the receivers at my high school," Kolbe said. "I also attend Acceleration Sports Performance where we work on speed and power."
Kolbe pointed to a strong arm, accuracy, touch and good foot work as being his best attributes.
"I'm working a lot right now on reading defenses," he said. "I want to get it where I know where each person on the defense is going to be so I can get the football where it needs to be."
Kolbe finished his junior season completing 135 of 221 passes for 1,700 yards and 12 touchdowns against four interceptions.
Kolbe said he will be at Illinois' junior day this coming weekend. He wants to get out to Toledo soon as well and will try to see some more campuses as the spring approaches.
"I'm really just trying to keep an open mind and looking at all of the schools that are looking at me right now," Kolbe said. "I want to visit as many of them as I can and try to get as many offers as I can so I can have options. I hope I get more offers and then I can look closer at those schools."
Kolbe would like it if Iowa gave him an opportunity.
"I really had a good time on the visit," he said. "I really got along with everyone I met. The position meeting was really great. We got to see what it would be like to play there and I think I fit in.
"We'll see what happens with them, but I'm definitely interested."
You can check out Kolbe's junior highlight film here.