Recruiting: Karam Interested In Cowboys

After trying several nights in a row and playing phone tag, we received a return call from the father of quarterback Jacob Karam of Friendswood, Texas.

"Hey, I'm sorry we haven't been able to get him in touch with you," said Mr. Karam. "You know how it is in the spring. He's been busy and he's at school right now, but I will make sure he returns your call sometime this weekend if that is okay."

Like any parent, Mr. Karam was curious about who we are. Once it was explained to him that we were interviewing players from Texas we believed were on Oklahoma State's recruiting list and, of course, quarterback is of utmost importance.

"Jacob is interested in Oklahoma State, along with a lot of schools. I know he is going to be in Stillwater at their camp June 9, (he may have meant the one-day camp on June 8) and we are looking forward to talking to Mike Gundy while we are there," added Mr. Karam.

Karam is involved in spring football right now at Friendswood, and he is considered one of the top prospects at the position in Texas with a 6-2, 200-pound frame and good speed at a reported 4.59.

Last season Karam threw for 1,951 yards (122-of-221) and 25 touchdowns. He also rushed for five scores. With those impressive stats he was named honorable mention Texas Sportswriters Association 4A All-State and 1st Team All-District 23-4A. As a sophomore he threw for 2,338 yards (151-of-282) and 21 touchdowns, plus one receiving and three rushing touchdowns. Karam led the greater Houston area in passing (4A). He made several all-star teams as a sophomore.

Arizona, Iowa State, Missouri, Houston, Rice, Stanford and Oklahoma State are among the schools that have either offered a scholarship or shown great interest in Karam as a prospective student-athlete.

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