Palma ready to start official visits

Kevin Palma took an unofficial visit to Stanford this past weekend and saw the Cardinal upset then-No. 2 USC, an exciting trip for the Tulare (Calif.) Mission Oak linebacker who's still hoping for an offer.
Stanford's coaching staff gave Palma some positive news during the trip but the 6-foot-1, 225-pound three-star recruit also cannot wait forever so he's hoping an offer comes through soon.
"There were tons of fans on both sides," Palma said. "It was just good to see how Stanford's fan base is, I got to go in the locker room and stand on the field and just hang out.
"The coaches said to be patient. They still haven't offered me yet but they said one is coming. I wish I already had it to see all the cards I have on the table. I just want to see how everything lays out."
Next up for Palma are official visits to Colorado and Oregon State in consecutive weekends.
The three-star said he's hoping to wait a while longer to see which programs get involved in his recruitment but if he finds the right fit - and it could happen during the two visits he has scheduled - then he would not hesitate making a decision.
He heads to Colorado this weekend and then to Oregon State the next one.
"If it comes to the point where I find a college I really like and I'm confident that I'll feel comfortable there and Stanford hasn't offered then I'll make my decision," Palma said.
Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Iowa State, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon State, San Diego State, UCLA and Utah State have offered him. rates Palma as the No. 26 inside linebacker in the 2013 class.