Palmer Still Waiting

Fayetteville (NC) Douglas Byrd lineman Doug Palmer had hoped to receive his SAT score this past weekend.

Fayetteville (NC) Douglas Byrd lineman Doug Palmer had hoped to receive his SAT score this past weekend.

But the results are not in yet, according to his mother, Jackie Palmer.

"Doug hasn't received the results just yet," Mrs. Palmer told Pack Pride. "We were suppose to get them on July 2nd and then today, but now we won't know them for certain until Friday of this week."

Palmer had previously mentioned that if he didn't receive a qualifying score, Hargrave Military Academy would be his likely destination. However, that may no longer be the case.

"That was an option for Doug, but I'm not sure if that would be the case right now," Mrs. Palmer said. "He's talked about working on getting his score and enrolling at NC State in January if he does not get what he needs this week.

"We're just praying that he receives the good news because Doug just wants to go to college, and he wants to continue playing football."

A 6-foot-3, 290-pound interior lineman, Palmer played both ways for Douglas Byrd as a senior. The Shrine Bowl selection was named first-team all-conference at offensive line and defensive tackle, and projects as an offensive lineman for the Wolfpack.

Palmer selected the Wolfpack over East Carolina, Virginia Tech, and UNC.

He is reportedly the lone NC State high school signee that has yet to qualify academically.


Player Comments: "I just like to play. I want to make plays, and I think it comes down to just being tougher than everybody else." -- Doug Palmer

Guru Comments: "One of the things you want from an interior lineman is an ability to play well in a confined space and an ability to pickup and maintain blocks. Palmer does a great job of doing just that, absorbing long arms and picking up things going on at the second level." -- ACC Recruiting Analyst Miller Safrit

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