Georgia QB likes the Red Raiders

One of Georgia's top prospects for the Class of 2009 is quarterback Mikey Tamburo. The junior from Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett High School led his team to a 13-2 record and the 2007 state championship game, where they lost to Lowndes. The talented signal caller updates Scout.com on his recruiting status and names Texas Tech as a potential target school.

Mikey Tamburo is a quarterback prospect in the Class of 2009 that will be considered one of the top quarterbacks in the South. Tamburo, 6-1 and 170 pounds, is a southpaw from Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett High School.

Of his success as a quarterback, Tamburo explained, "I just try and go out there and make plays. I think I am an accurate thrower. I can also extend a play and run or throw on the run. I guess I would consider myself a dual threat quarterback."

When watching Tamburo, you walk away impressed with his skills. He has a good arm and certainly shows athleticism in the pocket. Tamburo is poised and accurate and throws well on the move.

He also has the ability to extend a play and beat a defense with his legs or arm. That being said, he needs to get stronger and work on the deeper throws.

"Mikey does need to get stronger," said North Gwinnett Head Coach Bob Sphire. "He's polished but needs to work on the deeper crossing routes.

"But I love what he gives me as a play caller because I have a complete smorgasbord. Mikey can play in the pocket and he can be a runner. He can move in the pocket, he can throw on the run and he can run. Mikey also makes good decisions and he has a great feel for the game. Basically, Mikey can run the entire playbook."

In terms of recruiting, Tamburo is hearing from some schools, but is still waiting on his first scholarship offer.

"I have not received any offers. Texas Tech said they were going to wait. Purdue is going to wait as well."

As far as which schools are at the top of his list, Tamburo hasn't narrowed it down too much, but he does mention some early leaders.

"I don't have any favorites," he said. "I would like to play anywhere in the SEC. I like Texas and Texas Tech a lot. I guess I would say Georgia is in the lead because they are in the SEC and the home state school."

For now Tamburo remains open to the entire process. He is looking at several factors.

"I am looking at a bunch of things like tradition, coaching staff and the school itself. I want to be around good people and of course, I want to play."



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