Clemson recently offered quick rising cornerback prospect Taiyon Palmer (6-0 178) of Lawrenceville, GA and secondary coaches Mike Reed and Mickey Conn have been in to see him. Reed was back in this week.
“The success the program has had in recent years is a big draw to him and the quality of coaches,” said Archer High coach Andy Dyer. “It’s intriguing to all these young men because of their national presence. The school portion is important to him as well. He wants to get into the computer side of things.”
Palmer has taken official visits to Vanderbilt and Nebraska. He will visit NC State this weekend and is scheduled to see Clemson January 26th.
“He’s filtering thru it,” Dyer said. “Lot of it is going to come down to the academics and where he feels comfortable. Playing time is all going to depend on how you perform. He’s just getting a little more familiar with the schools and figuring out where he wants to go to school.”
Dyer said what’s making Palmer attractive to major programs are his length and cover skills.
“He’s an excellent cover corner, he’s got some length, fairly tall for a corner,” Dyer said. “He has got good reach and extremely good feet. He fits the mold. He also has really good ball skills He had huge picks at critical times and big returns. He contributed greatly in all three phases of the game.”
Dyer said Palmer, a former Duke commitment has not indicated a new favorite and he could go to signing day before making his decision.