Is Palmer Staying in the Pac?

<b>Jordan Palmer</b> has been learning a lot this year. When you go from one position last year to a new one this year, that has a tendency to happen. What hasn't changed is the Diablos' penchant for winning.

"I've been playing OK," the 6-5, 210-pound Palmer told Dawgman.com. "I played receiver all of last year, so I'm kind of starting from scratch. I'm trying to learn a couple of new things each game, and I think I've done that. First and foremost I'm trying to win, but then I'm trying to develop myself second."

The Diablos have been waltzing all over the opposition, going 8-0 so far. Their closest game was 28-14. Any stats Jordan knows of? "I just don't know," he said with a laugh. "8-0. That's the only stat I know. It's the only one I'm concerned about."

Jordan has learned a bunch just from game to game. "Running the offense and making decisions," he said, when asked what he's improved on the most. "Early in the year I was relying on my legs more to make plays, but now I'm just trying to run the team, because we have a great running back and a great O-line. Last year, the running back was basically our offense, so I'm trying to get our receivers in the game. I'm throwing a lot more now. But just going through my progressions. I know I'm going to have to do that at the next level. So instead of running, I'm checking down from 1 to 2 to 3, trusting my receivers and my O-line. I'm really trying to avoid three-and-outs and scoring every time I touch the ball."

Being the QB of an 8-0 team will get you noticed, even if it is Palmer's first full year with the keys to the car. "Nevada and Fresno State are the ones that call the most. Actually, this last weekend, my brother was playing at U of A (Arizona), so I flew to U of A, watched the game, and then drove to Arizona State and stayed with a friend of mine who I played with last year. In the morning, I met with a couple of the ASU coaches and they took me on a tour and we talked for a while."

Is Jordan still being recruited by Washington? "Yeah I am," he said. "Coaches were calling for a while, but I haven't heard from them in a couple of weeks. But I'm not stressing about it at all. I'm just concentrating on the season. If I worry about college too much, I won't play anywhere."

As far as official trips, Palmer is just starting to think about those. "I'm going to take a trip to Cal, but I haven't set up the date for that. And Washington. I went to their summer camp and they offered me a trip back, but I haven't set up a date for that either."

As of now, Palmer does not have an offer, but expect that to change if the Diablos maintain their winning ways.

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