February 12, 2008

Piano man hitting the road

The piano man is taking his show on the road over the next few weeks.

Friendswood (Texas) quarterback Jacob Karam, who is also an accomplished pianist, has offers from the University of Houston and Stanford but will be taking in junior days across the country starting in late February. He's already been to Texas A&M and Houston's junior day.

"I'm going to Northwestern and Notre Dame during the last weekend of February," he said. "I'm going to also visit Louisville and Texas Tech, so we'll see how it goes."

While it's early in the process, the 6-foot-1, 197-pound gunslinger likes Oklahoma, LSU, Houston, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Stanford.

"I'm looking for academics first and foremost," he said. "I want to go somewhere where I can compete early and play for a program that is in bowl games and competing for national championships."

Karam is working with quarterback coach Mike Sims tweaking his footwork and technique. When the hard work and competition gets too much, Karam has an outlet that he turns to.

"Playing the piano is just a way to relax," he said. "I've always been into music and it's a great outlet for me. It's fun to do and I love practicing with my band at church."

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