Football: WVU Adds DePalma


By Mike Montoro for WVUsports.com
March 02, 2012 04:55 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced that John DePalma, a 6-6, 235-pound long snapper from Pinecrest Academy in Pinecrest, Ga., has signed a national letter of intent to attend West Virginia and play football for the 2012 season.

John DePalma, LS, 6-6, 235, Cumming, Ga./Pinecrest Academy

Four-year starter for Coach Charles Wiggins at Pinecrest … saw action at tight end, defensive end and as a long snapper … an all-county tight end as a senior … at the 10th annual Rubio Long Snapping Nationals, his 15-yard snap time was .69 … ranked No. 6 nationally among long snappers … helped lead team to an 11-2 record and the region championship as a sophomore … four-year starter in basketball … was a two time all-region and all-county performer … scored more than 1,000 points in his career … member of the national honor society … named for the school’s Top Athlete Award … earned a spot on the High Honor Roll.


With the signing of DePalma, West Virginia now has added 29 members to its roster, five as mid-year enrollees in January, 22 on national signing day on Feb. 1 and two since then, including DePalma.




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