on-again, off-again courtship of Kentucky and three-star Boyle County (Ky.)
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Jacob Tamme has ended in happy
manner for both sides.
Tamme, who had a scholarship offer from the Wildcats
pulled earlier this year when he UK got a commitment from another player at his
projected position, had it renewed not long after Rich Brooks was named to
succeed Guy Morriss as head coach.
On Wednesday, he jumped on the second chance and gave
the Cats a quick verbal commitment.
"I knew if I ever got that chance again, I wasn't going
to let it go by" said Tamme, a member of the Rivals.com
Kentucky Top 15
team who had upcoming visits scheduled for Louisville, Indiana and Northwestern
as well as other offers from Purdue and West Virginia. "Things have been
kind of crazy, but I'm very happy to be going to Kentucky."
Tamme (6-5, 205, 4.55) was named the MVP of the Class 3A
state championship game as he led Boyle County to a 21-0 win over Rockcastle
County. It marked the Rebels' fourth consecutive state title, two in 2A and two
in 3A. Tamme had 49 catches for 787 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior. He also
had 55 tackles and nine interceptions on the defensive side of the ball. He
finished his outstanding prep career with school records of 32 touchdown catches
and 23 interceptions.
A solid baseball prospect as well, Tamme also plans to
play for the Bat Cats.