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Football Team Seeks Best Fit For Antonio Hull

By Aram Tolegian, San Gabriel Valley Tribune Staff Writer

When standout Antonio "Noodles" Hull left West Covina High School for Diamond Bar, it signaled the biggest transfer of the offseason.

In just a few short weeks, the mystery as to what position, exactly, Hull will be playing for the Brahmas this fall will begin to be solved.

A big early clue may come on April 20 when the Brahmas have their first passing competition of the season at Arroyo High against the Knights and Montebello.

"He wants to try and play quarterback and we're going to let him compete at it," Diamond Bar coach Ryan Maine said.

One problem, though, the Brahmas already have a quarterback in junior-to-be Tyler Peterson, who had a solid sophomore season.

"Tyler Peterson is the starting quarterback," Maine said. "We had a meeting and Antonio understands that. It's Tyler Peterson's job to lose. If Antonio does an amazing job, then yeah, he'll get playing time there.

"They're working really well together and we're starting to think of some wildcat packages for Antonio and stuff like that."

Hull is also seeing time on defense at safety, but the major reason he left West Covina was his conviction that he can be a starting quarterback. At Diamond Bar, Hull will have a chance to play in a more wide-open system and with some top-notch skill talent in receivers Kanya Bell and Cordell Broadus.

The Brahmas are currently practicing one day a week and will up things to five days a week starting May 13 when a mini-spring practice schedule begins.