GlenOak's Palmer Within OSU's Sights

Canton GlenOak offensive lineman Ryan Palmer attended Ohio State's Junior Day festivities earlier this month. Click here for a look at this talented offensive line prospect.

Canton (Ohio) GlenOak offensive lineman Ryan Palmer was among the three dozen prospects in attendance for Junior Day at Ohio State earlier this month.

Palmer (6-7, 278, 5.0) is considered as one of the state's top line prospects. He comes from the same high school that has sent Dustin Fox, T.J. Downing and now Brian Hartline to OSU. He will play as a senior on offense alongside quarterback Mike Hartline, also a key prospect the Buckeyes are tracking.

Palmer reflected on his time at Ohio State.

"It was pretty good," he said. "I met a lot of people. I got to talk to Jim Tressel as well as (offensive line coach) Jim Bollman. It met all the coaches. I met (Cincinnati Princeton standout) Aaron Brown as well.

"The highlight for me was probably getting to meet the coaches. Coach Bollman has been to our school a lot. He always looks me up and he tells me to keep up the good work."

So has this GlenOak standout been offered?

"No, they said they are still evaluating," Palmer said. "I sent a tape down down there. They'll be looking at it. I guess they are looking at me."

Palmer completed his first season as a starter, playing at left guard. He helped GlenOak post an 8-4 record, losing to crosstown rival and eventual state runner-up Canton McKinley in the second round of the Division I playoffs.

"I played some as a sophomore, but I was behind (Michigan State signee) Nick Smith," Palmer said. "I think I'm able to stay low and fire off the ball well. I think I'm good on my feet and I pull well."

Palmer is anticipating his senior year and believes the GlenOak offense, with Mike Hartline at the controls, could be special.

"Mike and I, hopefully, will be a big part of the team," Palmer said. "We also have a running back coming up named Mike Graham. He's pretty good. Our offensive line returns except for one. We have to replace a few guys on our defense, but we should be pretty good."

Palmer is a member of GlenOak's basketball team, which was 15-4 heading into tournament play.

Palmer, who holds a 3.3 GPA and will take college entrance exams, lists Ohio State, Michigan, Boston College, Purdue, Pittsburgh and Syracuse. He will attend the Nike Camp at Penn State April 30. He plans on attending senior camps at Purdue, Michigan and OSU.


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