Keep an eye on the following kid. Offensive tackle Sam DeMartinis is only going to be a junior but the Notre Dame HS player stands 6'6 255 and has the frame to pack on a ton more weight and be a highly recruited player. Here is an early chat with him…
PrepCA: What were your stats from last season?
Sam DeMartinis: 20 pancakes.
PrepCA: What is your official height and weight?
Sam: 6'6'' 255lbs.
PrepCA: What is your greatest football memory?
Sam: Playing on Friday nights, seeing all the fans and starting my first game.
PrepCA: What are your goals for the upcoming season?
Sam: To make All-CIF, All-League, to win Division 3, to average 15 pancakes a game and be a leader.
PrepCA: How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
Sam: I am working hard in the weight room and on the field and improving my speed and quickness. I have attended the Rivals.com Nike Camp at USC and the Scout.com All-American Combine at El Camino College.
PrepCA: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
Sam: I have worked really hard on finishing blocks and playing to the whistle, I still need to improve on that. But I would like to keep improving my quickness of the ball, quickness overall, and speed.
PrepCA: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
PrepCA: Name one teammate you really respect and why?
Sam: Garrett Green, he is a really good guy on and off the field. I like the way he takes control as our quarterback and he has great leadership skills.
PrepCA: What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
Sam: I would definitely like to play in college; that is my overall goal.
PrepCA: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
Sam: It would be nice to stay close to home and play but right now I am open to anyone.
PrepCA: I know you are just a junior but what would a very early top 5 college choices be? Any early verbal offers?
Sam: Not in any order, but,
PrepCA: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
PrepCA: What other sports do you play?
Sam: I throw shot-put during the spring.
PrepCA: What are your best lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40?
Sam: We will be maxing in about three weeks but this is what I expect: over 300lbs on bench, over 400 on squats, over 230 on power cleans and I ran a 5.48 at the USC Nike Camp.
PrepCA: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
Sam: He would say that I stick on my blocks well and that he is looking for me to step it up this upcoming year.
PrepCA: Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Sam: My favorite athlete is Mark Madsen because I like the way he hustles and he always plays hard.
PrepCA: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Sam: Work hard and be the best you can be.
PrepCA: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
Sam: My team is going to be good. We have a good chance to win the Mission League and to win Division 3.
PrepCA: What position do you think you will play in college?
Sam: I think I will play Offensive Tackle.
PrepCA: What can a college program expect from you as a player?
Sam: They can expect me to work hard contribute to the great program.
The staff at PrepCA would like to thank Sam for his time. Anyone wishing to contact Sam may email firstname.lastname@example.org.