Player Spotlight: Charlie Carmichael

Interview with Notre Dame junior OL

Our next interview comes from Notre Dame HS (Sherman Oaks, CA) junior to be Charlie Carmichael. Carmichael played offensive line last year and could be a division 1 player before he leaves Notre Dame. At 6'5 and over 270 pounds, Carmichael definitely has the frame. Here is what the young man had to say…

PrepCA: What is your official height and weight?

Charlie: 6'5 273lbs.

PrepCA: What is your greatest football memory?

Charlie: Winning a CIF Div III Championship.

PrepCA: What are your goals for the upcoming season?

Charlie: Go undefeated, never allow a sack and win the Division again.

PrepCA: How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?

Charlie: As of now, besides the practices with school, I have a personal trainer which we concentrate on strength and running technique and also have another workout every Saturday. I attended the USC Linemen Camp

PrepCA: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?

Charlie: I have worked on my hand placement and staying low on my initial strike. I need to keep improving on keeping my knees bent.

PrepCA: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?

Charlie: Sam DeMartinis (OT), Shane Horton (WR) and Rodney Glass (RB).

PrepCA: Name one teammate you really respect and why?

Charlie: I respect Sam DeMartinis who plays left tackle on the o-line. I like his character and his work ethic which makes him the great player that he is.

PrepCA: What are your goals regarding playing football in college? 

Charlie: I would like to play at a D1 level.

PrepCA: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?

Charlie: Yes.

PrepCA: I know you are just a junior but what would a very early top 5 college choices be? Any early verbal offers?

Charlie: USC, UCLA, LSU, Oregon State and University of San Diego.

PrepCA: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?

Charlie: The best player that I ever played against was on my own team, Josh Cordray. I figured with his quickness and strength if you could block him, you could just about block anyone from the other schools.

PrepCA: What other sports do you play?

Charlie: I also play basketball and throw shotput.

PrepCA: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?

Charlie: I think my coach would describe me as a hard worker who plays through pain and injury.

PrepCA: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?

Charlie: Coming into season people will overlook us because "we have no line" but I think we will do a lot more then people will expect. We will be pushing for another undefeated season.

PrepCA: What position do you think you will play in college?

Charlie: OG/OT.

PrepCA: What can a college program expect from you as a player? 

Charlie: A college program can expect from me as a player as a hard worker and a person who gets the job done, someone who is constantly working to get better and is willing to do anything extra to help.


The staff at PrepCA would like to thank Charlie for his time. We look forward too watching Charlie develop as a player of the next couple of seasons.

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