Can Compton connection at NU lure another?

Ashley Palmer is making an impact at Compton (Calif.) C.C. this year, but not at his "old" position. Palmer is now the starting safety, a position that many schools projected him at for division one football. Palmer was at one time committed to Washington, but some things have changed and Nebraska looks like they could be in the mix.

Ashley Palmer has that size and that speed you want at safety. The 6-foot-2 and 210 pound safety has 4.4 speed. Since re-opening his recruitment, Palmer has been hearing from some of the nation's best schools. He is getting ready to set up an official with Nebraska.

"Yeah, they were trying to get me in there the 19th, but I can't do that because we play at 7:00 that night on the 19th," Palmer said.

"I'm for sure going to take a trip there. It would be a pleasure to be behind him (Brandon Johnson) and play with him again (there at Nebraska). I play with him now and it's a great feeling."

One of the compelling situations for Nebraska and safeties is that they lose their top two safeties this year to graduation. The position is wide open. A point that has been made by the Nebraska staff.

"Coach Blake was telling me that they lost their top two safeties. I asked Coach Blake if I could sit down and look at a media guide. He asked me what I wanted to see that for because there wasn't going to be any safeties coming back next year."

Nebraska already has a commitment from one of Palmer's teammates, Brandon Johnson. Johnson is projected to come in and compete at the defensive tackle position. It could be two former Compton C.C. players manning the interior defensive line positions and Ashley in the secondary.

"Him and Ola Dagundero together. That would be great. Then hopefully me. Us and the guys coming back? That is a Blackshirt defense for you."

While the date isn't certain yet to when Palmer will get a chance to get to Nebraska for an official, he is for sure going to take a trip there. "I guaranteed them a trip sometime after the 19th. I will be taking a trip out there."

Palmer will be eligible to transfer this fall to a four-year university.


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