November 6, 2007

Big game for Palmer

Most high school seniors move forward with the inevitable equipment turn-in process after tasting defeat in the state football playoffs. For 6-foot-3, 220-pound Chicago Simeon standout Nate Palmer and his teammates, an early loss in state just meant the time for city playoffs had arrived.

Palmer hopes to come away with a city championship this year, and follow that up with a victory in the annual Prep Bowl. His versatility plays a big part in Simeon's success.

Between school and football commitments, Palmer and Illini commitment/teammate Jack Ramsey have found time to nearly accomplish perfect attendance at Illini home games this fall.

Unlike some of the players committed to Illinois this year, Palmer still needs to decide what position he will play in college.

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