Nate Palmer currently plays defensive end and tight end for Simeon High, but at 6-foot-3, 230-pounds he probably projects best to strong side linebacker at the collegiate level. After having his season cut short with a broken ankle last year, he'll be looking to build upon a lone Illinois offer at camps and combines over the next few months.
"Illinois offered me a while back and I was actually just down there this weekend for spring practices," Palmer explained. "I liked the pace of how everything was going over there. It was fast paced with a ton of hitting and I like to hit. The school was real nice and the coaches were all down to Earth."
Right now Palmer is hearing from all over the place in recruiting. Schools from the Big Ten, Big Twelve, Big East and Pac Ten have all been in touch, so he is trying to put together a viable travel plan for spring break and beyond.
"I hear from a lot of schools, but I think Nebraska, Cincinnati, Michigan, Michigan State, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Iowa are the ones that stand out the most right now," Palmer said. "I'm going to be visiting some other schools this week during spring break and should get a better idea of where I stand with them after that."
Although he only played in four games as a junior due to a broken ankle, Palmer did finish the season with 30 tackles and seven sacks on the defensive side of the ball. He also caught roughly 20 passes and had a touchdown on offense. He will be participating in the Scout.com Combine on May 19th in Chicago.
Focus '08: Nate Palmer
Scout Football Top Stories
No. 1 Receiver in Texas Talks TCU CommitOmar Manning, the No. 1 receiver in the state of Texas' senior class, is the newest commitment for the TCU Horned Frogs' 2017 class ...
Scout Football4:01 PM
Four-Star LB Kenneth Murray 100% Set on OUScout has a video interview with four-star linebacker commit Kenneth Murray, who says that he is set on his future in the crimson and cream. Check it out!
Scout Football10:54 AM
Weekend Official Visit PrimerScout takes a look at the biggest visitors for the upcoming weekend in the Power 5 conferences...
Scout Football8:30 AM
Pac-12 Recruiting NotebookNews, notes and recruiting nuggets from around the Pac-12...
Scout Football8:00 AM
No. 6 OT in '18 Has Recruiting on Back BurnerTAMPA, Fla. --- Nick Petit-Frere, a Scout 100 junior offensive tackle, is nowhere near the recruiting finish line with all of his attention currently going to his high school team,…
Scout Football7:35 AM