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February 6, 2013

Getting To Know: Grant Martinez

Scottsdale 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

Height: 6-foot-5

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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