Palmer Attends UNC Game

NC State commitment Tobias Palmer was in Chapel Hill Saturday afternoon, as he decided to attend the UNC game against Virginia.

"I just wanted to go and see how a [North] Carolina game was," said Palmer. "I wanted to see what kind of atmosphere that was…. I wanted to see for myself if I liked it or not."

Palmer, a 5-foot-10 155-pound athlete from Pittsboro (N.C.) Northwood, said he was impressed by what he witnessed.

"Carolina, they're a pretty good team, they just need to work on some things," said Palmer. "It was a pretty good game. It was a pretty good experience of what I saw.

"It was a good atmosphere. Later after the game – win or lose – you have Franklin Street. It's a pretty good atmosphere to see."

After the game Palmer spoke to a few of UNC coaches, including offensive coordinator John Shoop.

"The main priority, they wanted to make sure my grades were right," said Palmer. "They like the style that I play and they wouldn't mind having me a part of the Carolina program."

However, none of the coaches that spoke to Palmer brought up the possibly of extending a UNC scholarship offer.

Palmer still maintains that he'll be faxing his National Letter of Intent to Raleigh in February.

"Hands down, no matter what I'm still going to [NC] State," said Palmer. "There's no changing my decision. I'm still going to State."

Palmer, who plans to be at several NC State home games this fall, doesn't have any plans to visit any other school. However, he said he is likely to accept an invitation if the situation arose.

"There are other schools that I'm interested in, but I'm not going to any other games that I know of because I haven't gotten any tickets, yet," said Palmer.

Additionally, Palmer hasn't ruled out a return to Chapel Hill.

"I don't know yet," said Palmer regarding revisiting UNC. "I don't even know Carolina's schedule, yet.

"But don't get me wrong, Carolina is a good school. It's a good school to be apart of.

"But right now, I'm just visiting to see what I like. You know, see what interests me more, [and] see what fits me more. So far, State is my number one priority. I still have a little bit of time so I don't know, yet."

For Northwood, Palmer stars at tailback and defensive back, where he has collected 12 all-purpose touchdowns. He has rushed for 438 yards on 51 carries (8.6-yard average) and added 255 yards in receptions.

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