"I just love the program and the academics," Palma said. "It doesn't get any better than Stanford when you are looking for the best of both. I love the proximity to home too so my family can see me play."
Palma considers himself a solid commit, but has not firmly decided if he wants to take any other trips.
Palma is a local California athlete, attending school in Mission Oak High in Tulare in the Central Valley. Palma measured in around 6-1/6-2 and 225-240 pounds depending on who you believe. His rumored 40-yard dash is around 4.5 seconds.
Here are the various rankings from the recruiting services.
- Palma was ranked 222nd overall among the top 247 recruits from 247Sports, the 12th overall inside linebacker, and the 23rd best recruit from the state of California.
- 58th overall in the state of California and 26th among all inside linebackers for Rivals.
- 9th overall middle linebacker for Scout.
- ESPN gives Palma a scouting grade of 76, and he's ranked 101st among athletes, 98th overall recruit in California.
Palma also had offers from schools like Colorado, Oregon State, and UCLA in the Pac-12 and schools like Fresno State, Utah State, Nevada, New Mexico State and San Diego State.
Here is the junior highlight video of Palma.