Where Do Owls Stand with Karam?

Friendswood quarterback Jacob Karam is one of top student-athletes in the state of Texas. He holds a few offers and has made a few rounds on unofficial visits and Junior Days. Recently, he made a stop to a hometown school to check things out. How was the visit? Owl Digest has the update.

After back-to-back weekend visits, Friendswood (TX) quarterback Jacob Karam had quite a bit to say about the two Division I schools that are in his city. But his last stop was to Rice and he walked away with this to report.

"It was good interaction, lots of energetic guys. It was awesome being around them," Karam said of the Owls' practice. "Rice has a beautiful campus. I have lived in the city my whole life and never seen this beautiful campus. I talked with coach (David) Bailiff and he said I have lots of potential and he offered me a scholarship."

With this new offer, the 6-foor-2, 203-pound Karam now has four offers: Rice, Arizona, Houston, and Stanford.

So now with the newest offer in hand, where does Rice stand in his recruitment?

"Rice is up there with all of the other offers I have," Karam said. "I really enjoyed the visit and I know that a degree from Rice is second to none."

For the most part, Karam's focus is all on his Friendswood team. And with that said, he will pick things back up in recruiting sometime before his senior season.

"Right now I am focused on our team," Karam said. "Me and my teammates just had a practice 7-on-7 game with Clear Creek. I want our team to do well this season. Hopefully over the summer I can concentrate on recruiting and commit somewhere."

Last season, Karam threw for 1,951 yards and 25 touchdowns. He also had five rushing touchdowns.

Rice is looking to add a top flight signal caller to it's 2009 signing class. Right now they have several great targets, including Karam, in a year where Texas may have it's best crop of QB's in the last 10 years.

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