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Rashad Carmichael Commits

by Will Stewart,

The commitments continue to roll in for the Virginia Tech football team, as the Hokies received their fifth commitment in the last nine days, this one from speedy athlete (ATH) Rashad Carmichael from Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, MD. Virginia Tech was the first offer for the 5-9, 175-pound Carmichael, who ran a 4.49 at Tech's rising senior camp this past Sunday.

“The biggest thing for me was the education,” Carmichael told TSL's Chris Horne. “I liked when [VT wide receivers] coach [Tony] Ball let me know that most of their players graduate before their senior season even starts. I like that a lot. I like the coaches – coach Ball, coach Ward, coach Beamer. They all showed me a lot of love at the camp. And, again, I always wanted to play in the ACC and I love Virginia Tech.”

Carmichael played cornerback for Gwynn Park and led the team in interceptions as a junior with five, despite not even being a starter on a talented Gwynn Park team. He will start at corner as a senior and will probably play some wide receiver as well. Despite the attention from Tony Ball, Carmichael is expected to play corner for the Hokies. He says he will redshirt.

Carmichael is VT's fifth commitment for the 2006 recruiting class, with all commitments coming in the month of July, and all five of them being from different states. So far on VT's list of commitments for the 2006 recruiting class, the states of Ohio (Clark Crum), Maryland (Carmichael), Virginia (Daryl Robertson), North Carolina (Jacob Sykes) and New Jersey (Mike Gee) are represented.

For more on Carmichael's commitment, including additional comments from Rashad, see Chris Horne's TSL Pass recruiting update.

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