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Notre Dame Prep three-star tight end Grant Martinez decided to stay in his home state and play for Todd Graham and the Sun Devils on Wednesday.
Grant Martinez, a three-star tight end recruit from Notre Dame Preparatory in Scottsdale, decided to follow through on his verbal commitment to ASU by signing his Letter of Intent with the Sun Devils on National Signing Day of 2013. Martinez chose the Devils over the California Golden Bears, Oregon State Beavers and Utah Utes, all schools that offered him previously. First reported by Devils Digest:
TE Grant Martinez faxed in his LOI to ASU. "Feel awesome. Can't wait to get started!"— Devils Digest (@DevilsDigest) February 6, 2013
Martinez now joins Chris Coyle and Darwin Rogers, two perfect mentors, as a tight end on ASU's evolving roster. Scouts has him as the 51st ranked tight end in the nation. Watching some highlights of the 6-5, 210 pounder (seen below) shows that he has a knack for going up and getting the ball while being able to control his body well.
With Rogers and Coyle already in the fold, Martinez probably doesn't figure to see a whole lot of time on the field in 2013-14. As for the season after, that is another story.
Here is a clip of Martinez from his junior season at Notre Dame.
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