Palos Verdes Estates (Calif.) Palos Verdes two way lineman Jimmie Carmack has also had the potential to be a dominant player and he lived up to it this past season. Carmack, 6-5, 290 pounds was a force on both sides of the ball earning several post season honors and he has seen a nice bump in his recruitment as a result.
We've been watching Carmack since the big lineman was just a sophomore and he has gotten better and better every year. Few players work harder and his path to success is very similar to his friend and workout partner, Zack Heberer. Carmack attended Nike camps the last two years and between his junior and senior years, put on 15 pounds of muscle, increased his rep max from 21 to 22 and lowered his 40 time from a 5.85 to a 5.44.
Few players work harder off the field and it showed this past year as Carmack was named all-league, all-South Bay and 1st team all-state small schools. His recruitment has picked up a great deal as well.
"I tripped to New Mexico State last weekend and liked it out there," Carmack said. "They're actually recruiting me to play defensive end and they offered me a scholarship. My other visit set is to Hawaii next weekend (Jan. 27). They're recruiting me as an offensive lineman and have also offered.
"I was looking to take a visit this weekend to either Missouri or San Diego State but the coaches at both schools didn't have a chance to review my film in time so I'll have to schedule something with them at a later time. I still might just drive up to San Diego this Sunday for a one day unofficial visit to check things out. I'm supposed to talk to one of their coaches on Saturday so we'll see how it goes.
"Washington and Utah are a couple of other schools I'm hearing from and I'm on the bubble as far as getting an offer from them. USC and Oregon have both talked to me about being a preferred walk on. Right now, I'm just going to take my time with recruiting and I won't sign on signing day if there are still schools I want to visit. When I'm 100% sure of my choice, that's when I'll commit."