With the news cameras rolling, Friendswood (Texas) quarterback Jacob Karam announced his college decision Monday evening.
Karam, ranked as the No. 19 dual-threat quarterback in the country, chose coach Mike Leach's high-powered Texas Tech Red Raiders.
"I really feel like it's a great fit for me," Karam said. "I think it is going to be a great college experience and it's going to be a great opportunity to play in an offense that throws the ball so much. Playing in the Big 12 South will be a great experience also."
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Karam made an educated decision after many unofficial visits and a dozen official offers. The 6-foot-2 quarterback saw the campuses of Notre Dame, Louisville, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Houston, Rice, Arizona, Arizona State, Oklahoma State and LSU.
The visit to Texas Tech last weekend seemed to be prophetic.
"I just love the coaches and the atmosphere," he said. "I appreciate all of the offers and being recruited by several schools, but I'm going to be a Red Raider."
Karam has thrown for more than 4,500 yards and 46 touchdowns the past two seasons. Now he will be able to concentrate of his upcoming senior season.
"I'm glad to get this decision made," he said. "I know it helps the other quarterbacks out there get in position as well. I didn't want to drag this thing out."