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February 6, 2013Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep Grant Martinez is one of two in-state players to sign with Arizona State Wednesday.
Name: Grant Martinez
Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona
School: Notre Dame Prep
Position: Tight End/3-Back
Weight: 215 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.8 seconds
Senior stats: 43 receptions for 561 yards and nine touchdowns.
Senior honors: first-team all-conference, first-team Friday Night Fever, ArizonaVarsity Big-30, first-team all-division II by the East Valley Tribune, first-team all-division II by the Arizona Republic.
Rivals.com ranking: Three Stars, the No. 12 prospect in Arizona and No. 31 ranked tight end nationally according to Rivals.com,
Offers: Army, Cal, Colorado State, Duke, Iowa State, Nevada, Oregon State, Rice, San Diego State and Utah
Favorite food: Mexican Food
Favorite movie: Hot Rod
Favorite music type/artist: Alternative
Favorite female celebrity: Lana Del Rey
Favorite NFL player: Tony Gonzalez and Brandon Marshalll
Favorite hobby: Sacking
Role model: Scot Bemis
Best sports memory: "Playing for Notre Dame Prep."
On the first time he knew he was good enough to play at the next level: "My freshman year."
On moving to ASU and being on his own: " Excited, I know I will be moving in with my new family and though given more responsibilities I know I will be successful down at ASU."
Why ASU: "I love everything coach (Todd) Graham and the coaching staff is about, how they will shape me into the man I want to be, get the opportunity to be a home town hero, gives me the best chance to get the ball and make plays, love the campus and everything that ASU has to offer, and then most importantly I believe academically it will help me be successful in life."
On his goals for next season: "To be a freshman all-american and help the team bring home Pac-12 Championship, Rose Bowl or National Championship."
On his signing day plans: "I plan on signing at my high school, then heading over to the Double Tree Hotel for interviews and all that stuff."
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