A year ago, Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake dominated CIF Div IV led by a pair of tall, quick, aggressive defensive ends in Jimmy Miller and Michael Stuart who are at USC right now. This year, all the headlines are going to Mission Viejo and their two talented rush ends but another school, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame can also boast one of the regions top defensive end tandems led by Tony Demartinis.
Demartinis, 6-5, 220 pounds reminds us a lot of Stuart in size and play making ability although he probably doesn’t have the same overall athleticism. The rush end is very impressive on film and knows how to get up the field. He has long arms and can keep opposing offensive linemen off him, is quick off the ball and has a non-stop motor and will makes plays from one sideline to the other.
On the recruiting front, Demartinis is hearing from several schools and has set three trip dates so far.
“I’ve received phone calls from Fresno State, Oregon, San Diego State, Utah, Washington State, UTEP, UCLA and Harvard,” Demartinis said. “I’m going to visit Fresno State (Jan. 5) and will also take January trips to Oregon and San Diego State but just need to solidify the dates on those. The last two visits, I would like to take to UCLA and Arizona.
“UCLA was my childhood favorite and just started recruiting me a couple of weeks ago. They went to one of my games and then called me the next week to say they liked what they saw and would be recruiting me. That would be a great place to play, close to home and a great program but I’m keeping my options open right now and would like to take a few visits before making a commitment anywhere.”
Academically, Demartinis is carrying a 3.7 GPA and scored an 1110 on the SAT which he’ll take again in hopes of scoring a 1200 or higher.