Pretty cool. Check this out:
For the boys, Northwood senior Tobias Palmer, an N.C. State football and track recruit, won the 100 meters with a time of 10.58. He ran an 11.09 at regionals. “This was my last chance,” said Palmer, who wanted to win badly after taking sixth last year and second place as a sophomore.
I was looking through my new ACC Area Sports Journal today at lunch and noticed a profile of Palmer in their “Galaxy of Stars” section that was obviously very timely. I am linking the article here (I am an online subscriber to the publication, so I do not know if the online version of this article is ‘premium’.)
Palmer’s speed and ability to potentially create for himself as a “scat-back” is a nice option to add to our arsenal. I’m currently thinking a “Tramain Hall” with a little more speed and the opportunity to start at NC State immediately as opposed to having to wait three years. (Nice). Lastly, Palmer’s devotion to the Wolfpack program is also something about which we can all be appreciative:
Palmer, from nearby Northwood High, just 30 miles west of the N.C. State campus, committed on March 27, 2007, to the school he dreamed of representing since his days as a Pop Warner player. Given his local roots, and his love for the Wolfpack, the commitment was no major surprise.
The bigger story was that Palmer did not waver in his commitment to the Pack. He didn’t flinch when coach Chuck Amato, who was responsible for initiating his recruitment, was sacked in favor of O’Brien. And Palmer held to his word even though State finished 5-7 last fall, 3-5 in the ACC.