QB tradition impresses TX signal-caller

The University of Louisville has developed a strong reputation over the years for developing NFL quarterbacks. That fact has not bee lost on Friendswood (TX) QB Jacob Karam. With a recent offer from Louisville, Karam is giving the Cardinals strong consideration.

With names like Unitas, Nagle, Brohm, Redman, Lefors, Ragone, and Brohm again on its list of alumni it is no surprise many prospective quarterbacks stand in awe of the University of Louisville's tradition. That pedigree of signal callers is unrivaled and Friendswood (TX) QB Jacob Karam is impressed with that heritage.

"The thing I like about the University of Louisville is that they take not only their football, but their athletics so important over there. When I went up there for my visit I met with the athletic director and Coach Kragthorpe. They just have a passion about it," said Karam. "It seems like every year that a Louisville quarterback graduates he is getting drafted. That is unbelievable. That is impressive."

Karam is receiving a ton of interest and currently has offers from Stanford, Arizona, Houston, Utah, Colorado State, Iowa State, South Florida, Missouri, Louisville, and Vanderbilt. He says he hopes to add more to that list soon and remains wide open in the process.

Karam expresses
strong interest in Louisville.

Karam will be taking in a couple of camps this summer and also wants to take some more unofficial visits.

"Right now the two things I have pretty official is that I will be attending Oklahoma State's camp and Texas Tech's camp. Also I want to take some more unofficial visits. I have already taken my visit to Louisville and got all my questions answered and feel very comfortable with that situation. I would love to have a chance to take another visit there though," Karam mentioned.

Karam says he would like to make a decision on his future school by the end of the summer. He is looking to some key factors to help narrow things down.

"Coaching staff and depth chart is a big thing. Distance from home, conference, offensive style and the education is always important," Karam said.

When asked about the skills he brings to the field Jacob had a quick response. "I am a pro-style quarterback who is very athletic. I feel confident that I can give my team a chance to win. I think that is the job of the quarterback."

Karam put up solid numbers as a junior last season. He was 122 of 221 for 1,951 yards and 25 touchdowns with five rushing touchdowns.

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