Philadelphia (Pa.) St. John Neuman defensive tackle Christopher Palmer is up to two scholarship offers. The 6-foot-3, 300-pounder holds one from the ACC and another from the Big East.
"I've got offers from West Virginia and North Carolina State," he said. "There are also a lot of schools talking about offering including Maryland, Connecticut, Minnesota and UCLA. All of those schools are just saying they like how I play, the fire in me and how I move. They all say they're going to offer, but want to see my transcripts first.
"As for the offers, I've heard West Virginia and NC State are nice programs and I look forward to visiting them."
Recently Palmer took an unofficial visit to College Park.
"I really liked the coaches and campus at Maryland," he said. "I went to their practice, they let me see the locker room and weight room and I got to talk to the players. I met with the offensive line and running backs and I liked the vibe I got from them.
"I also talked to the coaches including Ralph Friedgen. He and the rest of them just talked to me about offering."
More visits are ahead for the Keystone State lineman as he plans to head to West Virginia Saturday, North Carolina State next weekend and Connecticut on April 28th.
Do any schools lead for the defensive tackle at this time?
"My favorite one is West Virginia followed by North Carolina State, Maryland, Oklahoma and others," he said. "I like West Virginia because of the defensive line coach and coach Rodriguez. I've talked to them a lot and they also have a few players from my neighborhood on the team including John Maddox and Steve Slaton."
Last season Palmer registered 70 tackles and four sacks as a junior. He plans to attend the Elite College Combine later this spring.