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Philly DT makes a decision

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Three-star defensive tackle Christopher Palmer out of Philadelphia (Pa.) St. John Neumann wrapped up his recruitment earlier this weekend. The 6-foot-2, 285-pounder made his selection Friday night.
"I committed to West Virginia last night," he said. "I talked to coach Kirelawich, the defensive line coach as well as coach Rod.
"They were really excited and can't wait for me to come up there. They told me I was their No. 1 defensive tackle prospect."
Palmer went into detail about what made him select the Mountaineers.
"I just liked how much they showed me love," he said. "When I was getting recruited by other colleges, the defensive line coach wasn't recruiting me. I wanted to be recruited by the coach that I'll work with. I also liked the love I was getting from Rich Rodriguez. I talked to him on a regular basis and he even stopped by the school. I really liked how both of those coaches acted towards me.
"Overall it just felt like the right place and I like the whole program."
As for playing time, the No. 28 defensive tackle in the country will look to make an immediate impact once he enrolls.
"They definitely said I'll get time my freshman year," he said. "Then the possibility of starting my sophomore year is very high. Playing time particularly my freshman year will depend on how I perform once I get there."
Meanwhile, Palmer is looking to improve the Mountaineers recruiting class even more.
"Now I'm working on getting Jewhan Edwards to commit too," he said. "His top two schools are Penn State and West Virginia."
Palmer selected West Virginia over offers from Colorado, NC State, Minnesota and Maryland.
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