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Junior college linebacker/long snapper David Aldapa orally commits to Washington State

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Washington State  running back Willie Taylor III  high-fives a fan as he takes the field for warmups before the  Alamo Bowl on  Dec. 28  at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State running back Willie Taylor III high-fives a fan as he takes the field for warmups before the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28 at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

PULLMAN – A junior college transfer with a background as a linebacker and long snapper has orally committed to the Washington State football team.

David Aldapa, who played two seasons at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California, announced his oral pledge Wednesday on Twitter. A walk-on, Aldapa told The Spokesman-Review he’s enrolled at WSU and taking classes in Pullman.

As a sophomore at Golden West, Aldapa recorded 61 tackles – 36 solo and 25 assisted – from his inside linebacker position. He also had one sack and two fumble recoveries in 10 games for the Rustlers, who finished the season with a 6-5 record.

Aldapa earned first-team All-Southern League honors as a linebacker, but was also a long snapper for Golden West College. Recruited primarily by Cougars outside linebackers/special teams coach Matt Brock, Aldapa told The S-R he’s under the impression he’ll be playing both positions – linebacker and long snapper – in the spring “and we will go from there.”

A 6-foot-1, 235-pound native of Diamond Rach, California, Aldapa could be competing with long snapper signee Simon Samarzich for the Cougars’ vacant long snapping job, previously held by redshirt senior Kyle Celli.

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