Posted On: 07/29/20 10:26 PM

In today’s game, especially in 6A, you rarely see starting offensive linemen as small as Prior Lake’s Joe KohlbeckJoeKohlbeck6'4" | OLPrior Lake | 2021StateMN. Even more rare are guys his size getting college interest. That is the reality for Kohlbeck. He has turned himself into a top offensive lineman by excelling in every area except size.
"I had a pretty good year," Kohlbeck said. "I could have done a few things differently. I was light last year. I only weighed 215 pounds."
Kohlbeck was a full-time starter at left tackle and played in some goal-line situations on defense.
"I am a gritty player. I wasn’t that big, so my engine, technique, and footwork are what separate me."
Physical skill is not the only thing that separates Kohlbeck.
"For me, it was more mental. I study a lot of film on my opponents to see what their tendencies might be. I try to use those tendencies to my advantage."
During his junior year, the Lakers started the season 3-1 but ended the season with a record of 5-5.
"I thought we had a lot of talent," Kohlbeck told prepredzone.com. "We just couldn’t get it going for some

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