A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame offensive lineman Sam DeMartinis calling him one of the top linemen in the West region. The Knights boast another Div I lineman in Charlie Carmichael who landed his first scholarship last week.
Carmichael, 6-5, 285 pounds is hearing from schools all over the region and beyond and picked up his first offer last week from Mississippi. The Rebels offered both Carmichael and DeMartinis and USC, Notre Dame, Washington, UNLV, Ohio State and LSU are all sending mail.
"Charlie is just nasty, nasty and nasty on the field," Knight OL coach Thane Watkins said. He just loves to finish blocks and drop defenders whenever he gets the chance. The opposing defenders have to keep their head on a swivel or he'll take it off.
"Charlie has great size and lower body strength. With continued improvement in his upper body strength and flexibility, he will be a dominant college lineman. He has the size and athleticism (also an excellent basketball player) to play any of the five offensive line positions at the next level but I think he projects best as a college guard."
According to Watkins, Carmichael is still very open concerning college favorites and has a large list of schools he's considering.
"He has about 10 schools on his list right now," Watkins said. "Ohio State, Notre Dame, LSU, Washington, UNLV, San Diego State, Arizona State, UCLA, USC and Mississippi are all schools he likes a lot. Some school is going to be very happy with Charlie. As an offensive line coach, you love to work with a guy like him because he soaks up your instructions like a sponge and has the size, skills and mind set to carry them out on the field."