City: Boise, ID
|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|Michael Tamburo||A-||6'0"/185||North Gwinnett High School||Quarterback||Boise State|
Michael Tamburo has watched Boise State's last three games, the first in person, the last two on television. The No. 9 Broncos are on national television again on Friday, but Tamburo will have to record this one as his North Gwinnett Bulldogs will be playing at Newnan in a quarterfinal playoff game. Now that he's given his verbal commitment, Tamburo not only watches the game, he studies it. "I just like to get to know the offense," he said. "And it's fun because I've taken my official visit and fun knowing certain players." The undefeated Broncos, who start a freshman quarterback, Kellen Moore, are not planning on redshirting Tamburo. They want him "to come out and try to compete," he said. Boise State coaches haven't told the 180-pounder that he needs to gain weight, but he expects to add as much as 15 pounds through his offseason weight program. Tamburo, who doesn't plan on going back to Boise State until spring practice, isn't entertaining any other offers. "I pretty much called off the other schools," he said. "It's a solid commitment. I'm going to stay with them no matter what." Tamburo recently was the subject of an online newspaper poll asking if he's the best quarterback in Gwinnett history. About three quarters of the respondents said no. "I saw that. I kind of laughed," he said. "But it's an honor being mentioned in the same sentence as guys like David Greene."