Powhaten (Va.) Blessed Sacrament Huguenot weakside defensive end / tight end Kyle Jolly is used to making headlines. An all-star performer over the last two years, he expects nothing but the best from himself on the field. He is equally effective on either side of the ball, so where will he end up in college?
At 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds, with a 5.0-second 40-yard dash time, Jolly has started the last two seasons and has been very productive on both sides of the ball each of those years. An all-state performer both years at defensive end, he was also named second team all-state as a tight end after his junior season and was all-conference at both positions. He is unsure of his stats, but that just fits the mold of his playing style.
“I don’t try to get individual stats,” he commented. “I just get into the play to make something happen and stop the other team from doing anything. I don’t care who gets the tackle. I just want to be a part of it.”
Kyle is also a member of the basketball, lacrosse, and swimming teams, and is his own man. He said he doesn’t model himself after anybody, he just gets out on the field and plays
“I just want a program where I can play,” Jolly commented, emphasizing his demeanor. “Not really a major college like a Miami, but a small school.”
He grew up a Florida State fan, but Boston College and Syracuse are the top two schools showing interest in him so far. His dad played football at VMI, so he will have an experienced counselor while going through the recruiting process.
Kyle attended the UVA – Florida State game last fall and camped at UVA and Maryland over the summer. He will most likely attend the same camps this year.
Jolly is an excellent student with a 3.5 GPA and a 1,050 on the SAT. He plans to major in sports medicine.