Jahir Palmer is a standout athlete for Liberty Prep Sports Academy, which is a new program, that is based out of Marion, Indiana.
Palmer plays on the defensive side of the ball for Liberty, seeing time at both cornerback, as well as safety.
A dual-sport athlete, Palmer was also a member of the track and field team while at his former school.
Standing at 6’0, 175 pounds, Palmer already has the size to play at the next level, and could easily add weight to his frame as needed.
Palmer has the speed as well, as he runs a 4.56 in the forty-yard-dash, with a 405 squat max, a bench press max of 235 pounds, and a 8’10 broad jump.
Heading into a new program, Palmer feels good about what he has seen so far, and feels the team is bonding as well.
“I believe we will achieve a lot this season,” Palmer said. “Our team chemistry is unmatched, and that started day one. We have set a lot of goals for ourselves as players with this first year program.”
Every player has certain traits that make them standout from other players, and Palmer is no different.
“I feel like I standout due to my physicality,” Palmer said. “I also have a nose for the football. Wherever the ball is, I am.
“Aside from the field, I also standout with my leadership and my confidence. I truly believe that I am able to impact the defense at Liberty with my energy.”
Palmer has a reason for why he plays the game, and when adversity hits, it drives him to keep going.
“My why for playing is my parents and siblings,” Palmer said. “Where I am from, people do not really make it out, especially around my age. I want to get my family out of the city.
“I know a lot of kids say that, but I stand on everything I say. I will make it a goal of mine to not have my younger siblings to go through what I did at their ages.”
In high school, Palmer finished with 40 tackles, 5 pass-breakups, forced 2 fumbles, and recovered 2 fumbles. That led to an Honorable Mention for being a key player. He looks to continue that success at Liberty, being named a standout player already.
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