Tyler Palmer

Columbus Scotus junior Tyler Palmer picked the Huskers over scholarship offers from Wichita State, Creighton and Duke.

Columbus Scotus junior Tyler Palmer took his second unofficial visit to Nebraska on Wednesday.

A few hours later, the utility player announced his commitment to the Huskers, choosing NU over offers from Wichita State, Creighton and Duke.

“I felt like Nebraska is my home and it clicked today,” Palmer said. “After re-thinking it with my family and coaches I decided Nebraska is where I want to be.”

Nebraska offered Palmer in January of 2018. Shortly after Palmer told The World-Herald Nebraska wanted him to enjoy the process.

Palmer is ready to do whatever the coaches ask him to do at NU.

“I’m a wherever the team needs me type of player,” he said. “I will play where the coaches think I fit the team best.”

He hit .348 with 22 runs and 14 stolen bases last season while compiling a 5-2 record with a 3.14 ERA. Palmer also took two game-day visits to Nebraska as a football prospect in the fall. A standout defensive back, he also plays basketball for the Shamrocks. A possibility of playing football for the Huskers is something he would consider.

“I am 100 percent ready to play both sports,” he said. “I would love to walk on at Nebraska to play football if given the opportunity.”

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Mike is a prep recruiting specialist for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MikeSautterOWH. Phone: 402-444-1335.

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