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April 8, 2008
Karam excited to see Missouri
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Earlier this week, Rivals.com broke the news that Missouri had offered Friendswood, TX quarterback Jacob Karam. The Tiger offer brought Karam's total to six, but he admitted that it really stood out among those offers he has gotten so far.
"Missouri offered me last Thursday and it was probably one of the most exciting ones so far," he said. "I feel very blessed to be given that opportunity. My teammate and my brother Will Ebner committed to play there and that would be really cool to have that opportunity to play together."
Karam said that Ebner has been talking to him about the Tiger program quite a bit lately. The two friends will make the trip to Columbia for the April 19th Black and Gold game together.
"We've known each other pretty much our whole lives," Karam said. "He has been the leader of our football team the past couple of years. I look up to him a lot and we always work out together."
While Ebner will certainly be one of the main draws for Karam to go to Columbia, he admits it is another Tiger who makes the school attractive.
"I consider myself kind of like Chase Daniel junior. He's gritty and competitive and I can get it done just as well as he can," Karam said. "The reason I love Chase Daniel first is that he is an unbelievable competitor. The guy puts his team in a position to win every single time and that's the most important thing as a quarterback."
Like Daniel did in high school, Karam runs the spread attack at Friendswood. In the last two seasons, he has thrown for 4,268 yards and 46 touchdowns. Karam said the offensive system will certainly be one of the factors that will play a role in his college decision.
"The most important thing I'll ask is if I'm not playing football, could I see myself going to college here," Karam said. "Football wise, offensive system, the coaches and the ability to play early will be the most important."
Karam also holds offers from Arizona, Houston, Stanford, Iowa State and Rice. He said he would like to have a decision made prior to the start of his senior season.
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