UNC One of Kolb's Top Schools

Although he's not prepared to name a firm list of favorite schools, Khamrone Kolb says North Carolina is definitely up there.

"UNC is one of my top schools," Kolb said. "I'm a UNC fan at heart, really – I used to live in Chapel Hill. They have a great program going on there; I learned that on Junior Day."

Kolb, a 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive lineman from Burke (Va.) Lake Braddock, has been offered a scholarship by UNC, as well as Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, NC State, Penn State, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

Kolb plans to narrow his list of choices to at least five schools by the end of the summer.

"That way I know where I should really start focusing and I'll know where I want to take my official visits to," Kolb said.

After taking his official visits in the fall, Kolb will be looking to make a verbal commitment.

"In a school for me, [the factors will be] probably the coaching staff, and just the player life – where I will be living, what I'll be doing with the team, everything," Kolb said.

Living in Chapel Hill for six years, Kolb is familiar with UNC's campus. However, he didn't become acquainted with the football side of the university, including the facilities, until attending the Tar Heels' Spring Game in late March.

"Meeting the coaches was a big part, but there's a lot of construction and progress going on, on campus – it's really cool," Kolb said.

In addition to UNC, Kolb has visited Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and Virginia. This weekend, he'll be traveling to Penn State for the Nittany Lions' Spring Game.

Charlie Williams is Kolb's UNC recruiter. However, Kolb says he communicates more with Sam Pittman, UNC's offensive line coach.

"He just likes to be updated with what's going on with me, keep me updated on practice at UNC and how they're doing – just normal stuff, nothing special," Kolb said.

Pittman projects Kolb as an offensive tackle, his primary position at Lake Braddock.

"I'm a pretty versatile guy and pretty much one of the more athletic big guys," Kolb said. "My sophomore year I played just tackle, but last year they moved me around – put me at fullback, tight end – but tackle is my main position."

Kolb didn't get a chance to touch the ball while playing fullback or tight end.

"I was mostly playing slot back – pretty much a lineman with the ability to move around in the backfield with a little running start sometimes," Kolb said.

Recently during a pickup basketball game, Kolb suffered a torn ACL.

"It was a freak accident – it's not like I have bad knees or anything," Kolb said. "I just came down on it – just a big guy playing basketball."

Kolb has already had surgery on his knee and started his rehab. He doesn't expect to miss any of his senior football season.

"It's looking really good right now," Kolb said.

All interested schools are aware of the injury, but he said it has had little effect on his recruitment – two schools actually offered afterwards, Connecticut and Penn State, and he noted no school has lessened its pursuit.

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