Scranton, PA: The Lackawanna College Athletic Department and its Football Program are honored to announce that Paris Palmer, a two year starter on the team's offensive line, has signed a NCAA Letter of Intent officially committing him to Penn State University. Palmer's decision comes as no surprise to college football enthusiasts who have seen the numerous news reports regarding his verbal pledge to continue his career at State College.
A resident of Fayetteville, North Carolina and graduate of Plymouth High School, the 6-8, 306 pound Palmer graded out as a 4 star prospect and the number one junior college offensive tackles in the country. Palmer is a mid – year graduate from Lackawanna, which will give him the opportunity to enroll at PSU this spring where he can get acclimated both in the class room and on the field.
In discussing Palmer prospects, his head coach at Lackawanna, Mark Duda, indicated that "Palmer is a very athletic big man; the best we have had here since Bryant McKinnie." McKinnie went on to college stardom at Miami and played professional ball for the Minnesota Vikings and the Baltimore Ravens.
Palmer is one of five mid-term graduates from Lackawanna, who signed a letter of intent to continue their career's at a four year institution. Delonte Murray, Lackawanna's All Northeast Football Conference First Team Offensive Lineman, has committed to the University of Cincinnati; Rondell Peyton, an All NFC First Team Safety, has agreed to attend Ball State University, Julian Allen, a tight end, will continue his playing career at the University of Southern Mississippi; while John Karazia, another offensive lineman, will play for Lock Haven University.