Kmetz Kicks Off Senior Season

Ijamsville (MD) Urbana defensive end Colton Kmetz updates his status. His team will open the season September 3, but has a busy schedule of scrimmages to get through first.

Colton Kmetz participated in a tournament scrimmage over the weekend, and will still have two more scrimmages this week before his Urbana team opens the season next Saturday against Westlake at Morgan State University. Kmetz finished with two sacks in his first scrimmage, and one sack each in the next two scrimmages.

With two more scrimmages to go, Kmetz likes the direction his team is heading.

"We're particularly strong on defense," Kmetz said. "We didn't lose most of our seniors. Our offense, we lost many seniors. We have to work on our offense a little, but our defense looks very promising."

Kmetz still has offers from Pitt and Kent State, on the recruiting side of things. Maryland has also jumped into the mix a little bit. He took another unofficial visit to Pittsburgh over the summer, and has the Panthers high on his radar.

"I visited (Pitt) a couple of weeks ago, and I had a chance to sit down and talk with the coaches," Kmetz said. "They said they're keeping in touch with me, and just wanted to make sure I was happy with them, and everything. They gave us the whole tour. We got to see the stadium, the classrooms; all of Pittsburgh, really."

Kmetz also got a better idea of where he stands with Pitt.

"At the moment, they're waiting on another defensive end," Kmetz said. "They're not going to send out any more offers. They just want to stay in touch with me and make sure I'm happy and everything."

"They're great guys down there. They want the best for me. They already want me, and they understand if I choose another college, and if I don't choose Pitt, they'll understand that. They just want the best for me."

As a junior, Kmetz finished with 57 tackles and 13 sacks. He also added two pass deflections, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He was a first-team all-state honoree, and named Defensive Player of the Year by a couple of local media outlets.

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