NCSU Pledge Camps at UNC

Despite his verbal commitment to NC State, Tobias Palmer attended UNC's one-day camp Saturday.

"The coaches at UNC, they sent me a brochure and they were saying that they wanted me to come, because I was one of the top guys in the state," said Palmer. "So all the [top] guys in the state were going to be there and they wanted me to come out; they wanted to see what I could do.

"I told them I would come just to see where my skills were at – especially since it's been a couple of months since I did anything with football."

Palmer, a 5-foot-10 155-pounder from Pittsboro (N.C.) Northwood, worked out with both the running backs and defensive backs.

"The way I felt, I did pretty good at running back, but defensive back I didn't do so well," said Palmer. "I did ok overall, though.

"[At running back], when I was doing different drills – hand off drills and stuff like that – I showed what I can do with the rock.

"[At defensive back] the coaches at UNC were telling me it was my technique that I was kind of having problems with. But you know the speed and the agility and everything is there. I just need to work on my technique."

Palmer's overall camping experience was positive.

"The coaches and the camp, I enjoyed it," said Palmer. "They have a good coaching staff. It's not a bad school overall, from what I've learned."

Regardless, Palmer's camping experience won't effect his verbal commitment to NC State.

"I'm not going to say that it does [change anything]," said Palmer. "But I like Carolina, they're interested in me, and I guess they're trying to get me a scholarship offer sooner or later. But as of right now, I'm still locked to NC State."

However, if UNC were to offer, he said things might change.

"I wouldn't really know how I would take that [if they were to offer me]," said Palmer. "I would have to sit down with my coaches and my parents and go from there."

Palmer said he will also camp at Florida State and NC State this summer.

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