October 30, 2008
Karam dominating in his senior year
Tech fans knew they had a good one on their hands when they learned of Jacob Karam's verbal commitment this summer, but it's beginning to look like even the most ardent of Red Raider backers might not have had a proper appreciation of just how good the signal caller is.
They've only played six games this year due to Hurricane-related cancellations, but Karam has his Friendswood teammates in good shape heading down the home-stretch.
"Things have been going great," said Karam. "We're tied for 1st right now in district and we've got two games left. We're really excited to close it out down the stretch. We're actually going to be on TV next week for a Thursday night game, and we're pretty stoked about that too."
Though you might guess it from his team's 5-1 record, Karam is indeed having quite the year.
"I don't really know specific stats off the top of my head," he answered when asked about his statistical performance. "But I'm thinking I've got about 23 total touchdowns, 4 picks, and roughly 1,700 yards. I'm rounding on that one, but I think that's about right. I couldn't even begin to tell you about completions and attempts and all that though, I just don't have any idea."
Karam says it's been a completely different experience lining up under center as a senior.
"It's been awesome all year," he said of his senior year. "I can't even explain it really. My teammates and I have a huge bond and there's been a lot of support from the community. It's hard to understand I guess, but it really is a different thing just being a senior leader- it really is just a different feeling altogether. Hopefully I'm doing the best I can as a senior leader to just be a great example for my team."
Being the senior leader that he is, he's 100% focused on his high school teammates this week, but after Friday night, he'll turn his attention to his future as he makes his official visit to Texas Tech.
"Oh you know I'm going to be at the game this weekend," he exclaimed. "I'm ridiculously excited about the whole thing. I've been looking forward to it for forever. It's going to be my first game in Lubbock, my whole family is going to be there (Karam has four younger siblings), it's two top-five teams, I mean, I don't see how it could possibly be any better than it's shaping up to be."
The three-star signal caller also took a minute to give us his thoughts on the big game.
"Oh, I think it's going to be a shootout," he laughed. "I mean, Graham and Colt are two of the best QB's in the country and I think it's going to be awesome. Hopefully, it will end up a lot like the OU game from last year. I really do think it's going to be the game of the year though. I mean, talk about a great game to have your first Tech home experience right? I can't wait."
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