Despite the offer, Jacob stuck to his guns and has become a true Red Raider before even officially enrolling.
"I've had zero second thoughts," Karam explained to RaiderPower. "I knew when I committed to Texas Tech that that was where I wanted to be, and I am just really excited to be a Red Raider."
After committing, Jacob has shown his determination to become a leader on the team, reaching out to recruits who have been offered by Texas Tech and playing a key role in the Red Raiders landing receiver E.J. Celestine.
"I feel like [the 2009 recruiting class] is a really close knit group. I've texted almost every guy that's committed, so we all already have a relationship. I really want to be a good leader for the other guys."
This past weekend, Karam visited Lubbock to take in the UT game and get a better feel for the campus and city. Because many other commits were in town for the game as well, Jacob had a chance to get to know his future teammates better.
"It was a blast," Jacob enthused. "We hit it off. Almost everyone there was already committed to Tech, and the only one who wasn't- Emory Blake- committed the next morning."
As for the game, the Red Raiders' 39-33 last second victory over the number one team in the nation was more than Karam could have hoped for.
"I can't think of just one word to describe it. The game was insane, crazy, and exciting. It was so cool to be there. I was so proud of Texas Tech and what they did.
"Graham Harrell is amazing. He deserves to win the Heisman trophy, and if he doesn't win it, Crabtree should. He's done a great job as the leader of the team, and I definitely look up to him as a role model."
Jacob also lavished praise on head coach Mike Leach, who once again proven why he is considered one of the best offensive minds in football.
"Coach Leach is a great coach. I think he's the hottest coach in college football."