Palmer Looking For Midwest Offers

Offensive lineman Ryan Palmer is starting to see scholarship offers come in, but there are still three schools he is hoping for offers from. Which schools are they? We caught up with him at the recent photoshoot for the Ohio High School Football Guide and got an update on his offers, favorites, and plans for the summer.

Canton GlenOak offensive lineman Ryan Palmer is the No. 14 player in the state according to Ohio High Magazine.

It's a deep and talented offensive line class this year in Ohio, so Palmer doesn't have all the scholarship offers that he wants at this point. But he does have one solid offer on the table and more on the way.

"I have an offer from Marshall," Palmer said. "And soon to be coming, Wisconsin and Minnesota."

The 6-7, 280-pound Palmer is a versatile lineman.

"I play guard in high school, but I'll probably play tackle in college," he said.

This summer, Palmer is planning on attending two football camps.

"I'm going to camp here at Ohio State, and Michigan too," he said. "All one day camps."

Palmer makes it no secret that he wants an offer from OSU.

"Yeah, definitely," he said. "They would be my favorite if they offered."

What stands out about OSU?

"Great tradition," Palmer said. "I love (head coach Jim) Tressel, I love the offensive line coach - coach (Jim)Bollman - I've been going to games here since I was a little kid. And it's close."

There are two other schools that Palmer hopes will offer a scholarship.

"I also like Michigan and Notre Dame," he said.

Palmer is not sure when he will make a decision.

"I'm kind of open right now," he said. "I could commit early, or wait it out."

There are several things that Palmer is looking for in a college.

"Has to be a great campus, great football team, great coaches, great players too," he said.

This fall, GlenOak should be in store for a solid season.

"We should be good," Palmer said. "Mike Hartline is our quarterback, we've got a great offensive line. Our D-line is struggling, but I think we'll bounce back and be pretty good."

Palmer was asked what improvements he needs to make before he begins his college career.

"Well, I need to work on my strength," he said. "My bench (300), my squat (400) and all that stuff. I also want to improve my speed (5.3 in the 40) for the next level and I'm doing pretty good right now. Working on pulling and all that stuff."

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