"I think we only had 14 sophomores on our team this year so we were real young," said Palmer. "We still closed out the season with a big win against Lackawanna.
"I thought I had a really good year. I was close to gaining 1,000 yards and had double-digit touchdowns. I was named offensive MVP, and I'm pretty sure I made the Junior College All-American team but I don't know that yet."
In nine games, Palmer accounted for 780 yards and 12 touchdowns. After playing wide receiver his first year at GMC, Palmer made the transition to tailback in 2009.
Checking in at 5'11 and 175 pounds he lacks ideal size for the position but is explosive, shifty, and a physical runner for his size.
He also has experience playing tailback, as he started three seasons for Pittsboro (NC) Northwood High School. During his senior year Palmer totaled 1,600 yards and 25 touchdowns and was named to the 2007 Shrine Bowl team.
"Everyone asks me which I like playing more tailback or wide receiver all the time," said Palmer. "Honestly, I feel more comfortable at tailback because that's what I've always played. I've been a running back my whole life and feel like I can make plays with the ball in my hands a lot, but I like playing wide receiver too.
"Because I've played running back so much it wasn't hard moving back there this year. I did it for my team and was able to show what I can do."
Palmer inked with NC State in 2008 but failed to qualify academically so he had to attend Georgia Military College. He has remained committed to the Wolfpack and attended several games over the past two seasons including Saturday's win over North Carolina.
"That was a great game," said Palmer. "It was close, but the guys kept fighting and never gave up. We found a way to pull it out... big win for us."
Palmer indicated that he is on track to enroll at NC State in January pending the final results of one course.
"It looks like I'll be able to make it in January," said Palmer. "I'm just waiting on one more class, this Math class. If I can't enroll in January then I'll be there in April or May, whenever the first session starts, but it looks like I'll be able to come in January for spring practice."
When he arrives in Raleigh Palmer is looking to make an impact. Will it be at wide receiver or tailback?
"The coaches say they want to use me at wide receiver and tailback," said Palmer. "I think it depends on how my body is when I get there on campus... probably how I've developed physically.
"The also talked about helping return kicks and that's something I definitely want to come out and do."