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Palma finds perfect fit

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Kevin Palma has been committed to Stanford for a few days and finally on Sunday evening the Tulare (Calif.) Mission Oak linebacker made it public.
Once the Cardinal offered the three-star prospect it pretty much became a foregone conclusion they'd land his commitment since Palma has talked so highly of Stanford throughout his recruitment.
On Sunday night, he made it known he made his pledge.
"I really committed Wednesday but I kept it quiet for a few days," Palma said. "I finally came out with it.
"It was a pretty easy decision. Academically, program-wise and proximity to home it felt like truly a great fit for me."
Palma, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound prospect, had already taken official visits to Colorado and Oregon State and both were seriously involved but once Stanford offered in recent weeks then it took over the lead for his services.
The three-star decided to end things mid-week and then make his decision public by the end of the weekend.
"It's just a big relief," Palma said. "I don't really have to stress over it any more. I get to kick back and enjoy the rest of my senior year pretty much."
Rated as the No. 26 inside linebacker in the 2013 class and No. 58 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, Palma shined at numerous 7on7 tournaments this past summer and also played well at The Opening.
He said his commitment to Stanford is solid but he might consider other official visits throughout the rest of his senior season.
"I'm not sure," Palma said. "I have some people telling me I should take all my official visits but it all depends."
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