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Versatility is the name of his game

Defensive end/offensive tackle Tony DeMartinis (6-4, 220, 4.8) from Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame is turning himself into a prospect. This all-league selection is also an outstanding baseball player.
As a junior, DeMartinis racked up 42 tackles, 30 of them solo, tipped eight passes at the line of scrimmage and he ended up picking off two of the batted passes for a Southern Section CIF Division III championship squad.
If Notre Dame wins the championship again, the Knights will have won their third championship in a row. DeMartinis will be a key player in Notre Dame’s drive for a three-peat.
“Tony is a fantastic athlete,” Notre Dame head coach Kevin Rooney said. “He has great leaping ability and brings a lot to the table.”
“Tony is one of those players who has a great motor,” Rooney said. “He chases plays from behind.”
“Tony is getting a lot more physical at the point of attack,” Rooney said. “We expect big senior season out of Tony.”
DeMartins has a lot of upside. He could end up playing tight end or linebacker the collegiate level. If he adds weight he could play on the defensive or offensive line.
DeMartins is an intriguing prospect. So far this spring Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State, Duke, and New Mexico have been by Notre Dame.
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