Three-star Kentucky wide receiver
Jacob Tamme had mixed
emotions about his season-opener Friday night.
the one hard, his Boyle County opened defense of its Class 3A state championship
with an eye-popping 60-0 thrashing of defending Class 2A champ Bardstown. On the
other, the victory was so decisive, the 6-foot-5, 205-pound wideout got to do
little more than break the huddle and line up at his position.
The Rebels scored 40 points in the first quarter, six
coming on his 14-yard touchdown reception, and Tamme spent most of the second
half on the sideline.
"We didn't get a chance to
throw a whole lot," he said. "But I'll take it. It was a good win for us."
Tamme and Boyle County are seeking their fourth consecutive
state championship. The Rebels won the Class 2A titles during his freshman and
sophomore years before moving up to conquer Class 3A in 2001.
As a junior, Tamme caught 45 passes for 1,014 yards and 16
touchdowns. He also had 79 tackles, 10 interceptions and 14 pass break-ups at
He's being recruited heavily by
Kentucky, Indiana, Louisville, Notre Dame, Michigan, Purdue, Northwestern,
Mississippi State, Georgia Tech Ohio State and West Virginia.
"I'm going to wait until the end of the season to narrow it
down, but right now my top five is Kentucky, Northwestern, West Virginia,
Michigan and Purdue... I talked to Kentucky recently about playing baseball,
too. (UK baseball coach) Keith Madison and (UK football coach) Guy Morriss
both said it would be OK with them, so that's something I'm really looking at.
Mississippi State and Georgia Tech have also talked to me about playing
Tamme has offers from each school -- West Virginia being the latest -- with the exception of Michigan. "They said they want to see some tape from my first
three games and then they'll make a decision whether to offer me."