Kolb, Lions part ways

Penn State redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Khamrone Kolb has transferred out of the program and will be headed to Fordham. Lions247 originally reported two weeks ago that Kolb was no longer working out with the team.

Kolb was a third team guard this spring.

"He called me and let me know that he was not real happy with what was going on there, and he had gotten his release from Coach O'Brien and he wanted to go to a different school," said Lake Braddock assistant coach Steve Price, who facilitated the transfer. "It came down to like four schools, he had seven to 10 offers right away, and it was between Coastal Carolina, Delaware, Fordham and Liberty. He decided on Fordham."

The 6-foot-5, 324-pound Kolb was a three-star recruit out of Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Va. He chose Penn State over offers from Illinois, Maryland, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin, among others.

He is the third member of Penn State's offensive line Class of 2010 to leave the program, joining Thomas Ricketts and Alex Mateas.

Kolb redshirted his freshman season in 2010 and saw action in just one game, Eastern Michigan, in 2011. He spent much of the spring as the third-team right guard behind John Urschel and Eric Shrive. He saw reps at both guard and tackle during his Penn State career.

"I think that Coach O'Brien had talked to him and he was straightforward with him," said Price. "He didn't think that there was a lot of playing time there. KK wants to play, he has three years of eligibility left, so he decided to transfer to a I-AA school.

"Coach [Joe] Morehead is the new head coach at Fordham. He was at UConn when Coach Edsall was there, so there was a connection there as Khamrone was recruited by UConn when he decided to go to Penn State. The whole thing sort of fell into place. He had family up in New York, so it was a good choice for him."

The Nittany Lions still have 11 scholarship offensive linemen who are entering at least their third year in the program.

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