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Three stand out to Palma

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Kevin Palma had a nice summer and the Tulare (Calif.) Mission Oak linebacker is hoping to start off well early in his senior season to garner more offers.
Stanford, Cal and Washington have been in contact with the 6-foot-1, 225-pound three-star prospect who looked good at The Opening.
Palma hopes an offer is on the way if things go well early on.
"A couple schools are waiting until about my third game of the season so they can review my film," Palma said. "I'm excited about that.
"It's definitely motivating. I'm planning to have a big senior year so it's even extra motivation to do well so I can show well on film and maybe pick up some offers."
So far, Palma has received offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Iowa State, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon State, San Diego State, UCLA and Utah State.
Although it's still early, Palma said three schools are mainly sticking out in his recruitment.
"It's still a top three of Oregon State, Colorado and San Diego State ahead of the others," Palma said. "It all depends on which schools offer and whether I feel comfortable at those programs."
The three standing out all offer different things that Palma likes.
"San Diego State and Oregon State I've already been to," Palma said. "I feel comfortable with the coaches, I met the position coaches and I've seen how they want to use me.
"San Diego State does a lot of blitzing which I like. Oregon State said I could play tight end or linebacker. Colorado has a really good position coach in Brian Cabral. He has a really good reputation because he's sent a lot of guys to the NFL."
Rivals.com rates Palma as the No. 30 inside linebacker in the 2013 class and No. 55 in the California state rankings.
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