Bamber lands at Middle Tennessee

When it comes to recruiting, it's tough to gauge how important the tight end position is to four-year programs. The proliferation for the spread offense has limited their capabilities, but you still have to be able to run the ball and one of the best at blocking the past two years has been Palomar's Jared Bamber (6-3, 255) and today he signed with Middle Tennessee...

"I actually just got the paperwork off to them a little while ago," an excited Bamber told "They were my first and only official offer and they'd been talking to me for a while.

"Then during the season they really told me they wanted me and this past weekend I took my trip to see them and loved it.

"I love the way the program is run and the school is awesome. It's also only about 20 minutes away from Nashville so you have the city to go see as well."

Bamber didn't put up big numbers this season only hauling in 8 receptions for 80 yards, but he made a huge difference in the running game, allowing Comet running backs to rush for 179 yards per game while helping lead Palomar to the state semifinals where they lost to eventual state champion Mt. San Antonio in a nail-biter.

Bamber will have three weeks at home over the holidays with his family before making the trek east to begin his new life and he'll have three years to play two once he arrives.

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