The first clue that offensive lineman Khamrone Kolb was not long for the Penn State football program was his name not appearing on an early-June depth chart.
The second clue? Kolb’s high school coach confirming to 247Sports.com that his former player will indeed be transferring from the Nittany Lions. First-year head coach Bill O'Brien gave Kolb a release from his scholarship recently, and the lineman will continue his playing career at Fordham.
“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 told the website.
In addition to Fordham, Price said Kolb had received interest from other FCS programs such as Coastal Carolina, Delaware and Liberty. As Fordham plays at the FCS level, Kolb will be eligible to play immediately and will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning this season.
Kolb, a three-star member of PSU’s 2010 recruiting class, redshirted as a true freshman and played in just one game last year.
As noted by the Daily Collegian, Kolb becomes the fifth player to transfer since O’Brien took over the program in January.