Western's roster includes five lettermen at wide receiver, but only three of them have more than one letter.
But Tamme said he realizes his role won't be the same at Western, at least not at first. "They have receivers already down there, and they've been through everything, and I'll be the rookie and I've got to go down there and just fit in," he said.
Tamme should have some help when it comes to fitting in, both in football and in other aspects of college life. His former quarterback, Brandon Smith, is a redshirt freshman at Western, and Tamme said he has talked to him often about what to expect in Bowling Green.
Brother Jacob has been valuable resource
He said his older brother, Jacob Tamme, a junior wide tight end at Kentucky, has also been a valuable resource. "He's helped me," Tamme said. "He has been talking to me about college in general and how it's a much different ballgame than high school football. He said it's like a business."
Business was good for Tamme at Boyle County, where he caught 69 passes for 1,237 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2005 to earn all-state honors for the second straight season.
Tamme, who played for the Kentucky all-stars in June, also won two state championship rings in high school, and he said it was important to him to pick a college where he could continue to win. "I really didn't see myself going to a school that hadn't been winning the past few years," he said.
Tamme reported to Western in late June to work out in the Hilltoppers' summer program, and he said he hoped to add "about 10 pounds of good weight" during the summer to get up to about 195 pounds.
"I gained about 15 pounds after basketball season, but then I got sick and lost some of it," he said. "I'd like to put on a little bit of weight, get some more muscle mass on.
"Everybody down there's big - receivers, DB's (defensive backs) everybody, and I've got a lot of catching up to do in that category.