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2018 athlete recaps Georgia visit

An athlete on the rise in the 2018 class is Archer's Taiyon Palmer. Palmer plays on both sides of the ball for the Tigers, and took an unofficial visit to Georgia on Tuesday.

"My visit was great."  Palmer said.  "We took a tour of the facility and it was top of the line."

The 5-foot-11 164-pound sophomore got to see what Georgia is all about on his visit, and really enjoyed watching practice.

"The best part of my visit was watching practice."  Palmer said.  "The intensity was amazing.  I got to see everything from individuals to 7 on 7.  I focused on my specific positions (DB,WR) and then got to speak with head coach Kirby Smart and defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.  Both said they can't wait until the spring to evaluate me more."

While Palmer did not receiver an offer from the Bulldogs on his visit, Palmer feels like one could be coming shortly.

"They are very interested in me right now and I'm hoping to pick up an offer real soon.  I feel one coming soon.  An offer from Georgia would be huge."

On film Palmer shows good athleticism and versatility.  On defense has good awareness, tackling ability, and does a good job of not letting the receiver get behind him.  On offense Palmer showed good burst with the ball in his hands, and showed good play-making ability.

So far only Indiana has offered the versatile athlete, but many top programs are showing interest including Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Duke.  Palmer won Top Underclassman at the MVP camp in Valdosta earlier this year, and is due for a breakout junior season in the fall.


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