OL Paris Palmer (6-8 305) of Lackawanna JC, PA was offered Wednesday by USC and he plans to see the Gamecocks up close later this month. Palmer is from Plymouth, NC which is in northeast North Carolina near the Virginia border. He will be home for spring break a week from Friday and during the break he’s going to check out practices at USC and East Carolina.
Palmer said right now he has a high interest level in USC. “Basically what they’ve told me is they want me to come in and fight for a spot, they like me and I can fit in well in their system.”
Palmer said right now USC, East Carolina, Penn State, Ohio State and Arizona State are five schools he’s highly interested in but he’s not ready to name a top five. He said he’ll take an official visit to Ohio State and he also plans to visit Arizona State.
Palmer was not offered by any school out of high school and went to the junior college to improve his grades and his football status.
He does not plan to make his decision until after next season. “I want to finish everything I started here at Lackawanna,” Palmer said. “Make sure all my grades stay up. And football related at Lackawanna, I want to make sure I finish strong and I don’t want to let all of these offers get in the way of my focus of what I’m supposed to be doing right now.”
Palmer also has offers from Temple and South Florida. He was redshirted last season and will have three to play three starting in 2015. Palmer is on track to graduate in December.