JT: Oh yeah, I'm really pleased that my relationship with UK is back on. I was really lucky that the coaching change took place at the right time, as far as my recruitment went. Coach Morris made a decision and then when he left Coach Brooks and his staff gave me another chance. The whole recruiting process was unbelievable. I was incredibly lucky to go through it. It was a lot of fun and extremely stressful also. I'm glad it ended up the way it did.
BBN: Being a lifelong UK fan, express what that means to be able to fulfill a dream and wear the Blue & White?
JT: It's hard to explain. UK sports mean a lot to kids from Kentucky. Growing up I was obsessed with it, even more so than most kids. As I got older, I started to appreciate other schools. But during the recruiting experience I always came back to Kentucky and getting to wear the blue and white. I got that opportunity and I'm very appreciative.
BBN: Jacob you had the opportunity to play several positions in high school. Which position do you see yourself playing at UK?
JT: The coaches are planning to start me out at wide receiver. I don't really care, I just like the game and I'm happy to be playing at Kentucky. Football is fun, regardless of what position you play. Each side of the ball has its benefits. I can play wide receiver, free safety, tight end, strong safety, or outside linebacker. I'll play wherever the coaches believe I can help the team win.
BBN: How do you see yourself fitting in with Coach Hudson's offense at UK?
JT: I've only watched them practice a couple of times this spring. But from what I've seen it looks like he's going to throw the ball downfield. In that type of offense, I can use my height and go over cornerbacks to make plays.
BBN: What aspects of your game do you need to improve on in order to be able to compete in the SEC?
JT: The SEC is the most competitive conference in the country. I need to get bigger, faster, and stronger. I've got to work on my speed and footwork. Playing 3 sports in high school, didn't allow me to concentrate only on football. I'm going to get better by just devoting more time to the game.
BBN: What can UK fans expect from Jacob Tamme when he puts on the UK Blue & White?
JT: Kentucky's going to get everything I got. When the game's on the line, I want to be the player that steps up and makes the big play.
BBN: What are your thoughts on Coach Brooks and his staff as a whole?
JT: The staff Coach Brooks has put together is pretty incredible. They have more experience than any staff I visited with during recruiting. They have coaches with college championship experience and Super Bowl rings. Coach Brooks did an excellent job putting that staff together. I'm really excited. I think bright days are ahead.
BBN: What has been your experience with the other recruits?
JT: I've only had the opportunity to meet a couple of them. I've talked with a few of them at practice. Their all great kids and obviously great football players. I think we're going to work together well.
BBN: As you begin your college career in the fall, what are your personal expectations?
JT: I want to become the big play wide receiver that makes the big plays when we need them. If the games on the line or we need a big catch – I want to be that type of player.
BBN: Jacob you are also one of the top baseball players in the state. How does baseball fit into your plans at UK?
JT: Right now, I'm planning on playing baseball at UK. Obviously Coach Madison resigning could affect that plan. Hopefully, I'll be able to play though.