It hasn't taken long for Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame offensive linemen Sam Demartinis and Charlie Carmichael to show they're going to be two of the most heavily recruited linemen in the state next year. Mississippi was the first school to offer the duo and this past weekend while attending their first Junior Day of the season, offer No. 2 came in.
"They were both at San Diego State and came home with a scholarship offer," Notre Dame line coach Thane Watkins said. "They had a real good time there and got to hang out all weekend with Sam's brother Tony who plays at San Diego State. The coaches took each of them aside and told them they were excited about them and their film and then offered the scholarship.
"The line coach for SDSU was at Harvard-Westlake, who we played, this past season. He told Sam and Charlie that he remembers both of them taking turns pancaking his defensive linemen all game long."
Demartinis, 6-6, 270 pounds is regarded by many as the top offensive line prospect in the state for the class of 2007. He had a strong showing at the recent Army All-American combine and earned 1st team all-state underclass honors for his play this past season. He projects as a tackle in college. Carmichael, 6-5, 270 pounds looks like more of a guard or even center prospect and is one of the most physical linemen in the region with a major mean streak on the field.