Tobais Palmer – 5’11″ 175 lb. Athlete
Originally signed with NC State in 2008. Played for coach Brett Williams at Georgia Military College. Carried the ball 91 times for 662 yards and 10 touchdowns during his sophomore year. Also caught 10 passes for 103 yards and one touchdown. Rushed 43 times for 311 yards and three scores as a freshman, while pulling down 13 passes for 259 yards and three TDs. Played running back and safety for coach Bill Hall at Northwood HS. Rushed for over 4,700 yards and scored more than 80 all-purpose touchdowns in three seasons. Scout.com ranked him as a three-star recruit and the No. 41 cornerback in the nation.
It came to our attention late last night that Tobias Palmer posted on his FaceBook page that he was bummed out that he would not be playing for the Wolfpack this fall. After taking a big gulp and reading the conversation, it became clear that he wasn’t injured or in any kind of trouble…which leads one to wonder about the potential of a redshirt for the talented junior. This conclusion is currently being supported by some rumors and chatter that are surfacing on the internet.
The key as it relates to Tobais is that, in the 2010 season, the Wolfpack probably doesn’t need his offensive dimensions as badly as we will in the 2012 season, hence a potential redshirt for the speedy and shifty talent. A redshirt would validate Tobais’ future within the program as the coaches recognize his importance and potential to impact the program on the field in 2011 and 2012 when playing time will be easier to come by; no reason to dilute your playing time & opportunity this year when we have so much experienced depth at WR when you will be given even more opportunity in the next two years when Spencer, Davis & Williams are gone.
|NC State WR Depth||Class|
|Tobais Palmer||Jr / Redshirt?|
Want to see this point manifested another way? Click here for Fox Sports’ rankings of wide receiver corps in the Atlantic Coast Conference released just today. See who is #1? Said another way — how much marginally better can we make the ACC’s top group of receivers by adding more talent to the mix? Why not spread this talent out in the future years?
|1 – N.C. State: Jarvis Williams and Owen Spencer are on the Biletnikoff watch list and Darrell Davis is solid, T.J. Graham is a burner who complements the other two very well. Tight end George Bryan is the best in the conference and one of top in the nation. Combined, this group hauled in 140 passes for 2,114 yards, and 24 touchdowns. The bunch can handle any kind of aerial scheme and are perfect to accompany an arm like Russell Wilson’s.|