According to the AJC’s Chip Towers, former Boise State and North Gwinnett HS QB Mike Tamburo is transferring to play "closer to home."
"I am planning on transferring but, at this point, I don’t really want to talk about it until it is official," said Tamburo, who accounted for 8,476 total yards and 90 touchdowns while playing for Bob Sphire at North Gwinnett. "I probably should know in the next week or two where I’m doing. But I am planning on transferring somewhere closer to home. I’d rather not get into specifics because I just want to make sure everything works out first."
Tamburo never took a snap for the Broncos and redshirted in 2009. There were even rumblings of a position change to defensive back or wide receiver.
"That’s the goal," he said of sticking at quarterback. "I was helping out on the scout team some doing some receiver duty and doing what I could. But we just switched quarterback coaches and I was going to stay at quarterback. It just wasn’t working out for me there. I wanted to try somewhere else and get a fresh start."
While he will not reveal where he’s going, he’s ruled out the University of Georgia:
"I don’t think they’re too worried if I did want to go to Georgia. "It’s not like I’d be there during fall camp where I’d know the gameplan."
Georgia Southern has a Senior incumbent in Jaybo Shaw and Georgia Tech does not run a Pro Style offense making an announcement to Georgia State all but a foregone conclusion as Tamburo could compete for immediate playing time.