The Syracuse football program received its third verbal commitment Tuesday from a player who will join the recruiting class of 2012. Omari Palmer, a 6-foot-3, 295-pound offensive lineman from Long Island, NY, told the Syracuse Post Standard that SU gave him his first offer and he did not want to drag out the recruiting process any longer, so he committed to the Orange and head coach Doug Marrone.
"Palmer, a junior at Longwood High School, becomes the third member of SU’s recruiting class for next spring," writes Nolan Weidner of Syracuse.com. "He joins linebacker Myles Davis of Pittsburgh, who attended Milford Academy last fall but injured a knee and will enroll in January 2012, and another offensive lineman, Ben Barrett of Christian Brothers Academy."
Here's what Scouts.com's says about the 16-year-old, Palmer:
"Palmer was named second-team first-team All-County, first-team All-Division, second-team All-Long Island and third-team All-State as a junior.
He has a max bench press of 295 pounds and a max squat of 425 pounds. He carries a 2.13 core GPA in the classroom."
Davis, a 6-1. 225-pound middle linebacker, was going to join Syracuse in 2011, but tore his ACL and will start his collegiate career at a junior college before joining SU in January.
Barrett, a 6-4, 255-pound linemen, is a Syracuse native who plays at Christian Brothers Academy. CBA is the same high school that former Duke point guard and Syracuse quarterback Greg Paulus attended.