"I actually only have one school interested in my and that's Bethune-Cookman," Palmer told JCFootball.com. "I verbally committed to them and I have a school ath is giving me a full scholarship and believe in my abilities to contribute to their program.
"When I went down there to visit, the environment was great and the team was wonderful. It's really a family down there and they really care for each other in the community so that was a big key for me verballing."
As a sophomore last season, Palmer finished with a team-leading 16.5 tackles-for-loss while also posting 52 tackles, 3.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, three interceptions and three pass breakups while playing linebacker, but when he arrives at his next stop, he's in for a position change.
"The (Bethune-Cookman) coaches like me as a defensive end," Palmer noted. "This pas season I played inside linebacker where I was honored with NJCAA All-American honors.
"I'm really good at stopping the run and I pursue really well until the whistle is blown."
Palmer was a solid prospect coming out Hartford (Ct.) Public High School, but he was unable to qualify, so he decided to head to Dean.
"I didn't know much about junior college football, but my (high school) coaches told me about Dean and that if I get good grades and focus on stuff there, then I should get a chance," Palmer said.
Palmer is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in May and he will have two years to play two once he steps on campus this summer.
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