Another Class of 2022 athlete who made a top play last weekend was Carrollton’s Terrell Carmichael. The 6’1″ 187 lbs. sophomore was standing around midfield for a return, but a slick rugby punt had the ball tumbling down to the 30-yard line.
The speedy-sophomore tracked the bouncing oval to the 30-yard line where he secured the pigskin, and began his trek up field. Carmichael had options, and adeptly identified a crease where he put on the jets, quickly splitting two defenders in the process. Then the sophomore sprinted out to the left sideline, where he had a bevvy of blockers up ahead that he used to his disposal until he made a quick cutback at the 5 yard line for a score.
The 70-yard jaunt showed off the excellent speed for Carmichael, as he smoothly strode away from Woodland-Cartersville defenders and onto our weekly top 10 play video. The sophomore ended up with the 3rd most votes with 814 in just 24 hours.
It was a remarkable play, and in fact, mirrored the start of the season for the Trojans thus far. “Yes sir, the season has been going great this year, right now we are 7-0 and going in to game 8,” the sophomore said.
The next game will be no easy task, they are taking on another top 10 team in Kell, who stands 5-1 on the season with their lone loss to Rome (21-20); the very team Carrollton beat just a few weeks back where Austin Waldrop made the game-winning catch.
Carmichael made some big plays in that huge victory against Rome as well. He was a reliable pass-target for his fellow sophomore quarterback, and also made a 75-yard punt return that was huge momentum-changer early on.
The sophomore definitely looks to be one of the best returners already in the state of Georgia, perhaps even best among the class of 2022. He does an excellent job of making one fake, squaring his pads up field, and using his long running stride to space out defenders until they are in his rearview mirror.
He is a smoother-operator at receiver and with a little more fine-tuning, especially with his route running, colleges are sure to be all over the class of 2022 product. In fact, several schools have already jumped in with an offer in Coastal Carolina and Akron, but for the most part, his recruitment has been relatively quiet, at least for now.
“I haven’t really talked to many colleges since the season started,” Carmichael explained.
Over the last year, Carmichael has been working on his game, trying to hone his craft at a technical level, “where I think I have improved a lot is my rout running and blocking on the perimeters,” he said. Blocking is definitely a point of emphasis for a team that runs a spread like Carrollton. They run a lot of screen passes, especially for the speedy Carmichael, who models his game after Oklahoma star receiver Ceedee Lamb.
With just two years of high school under his belt, Carmichael definitely looks like a wide receiver to know during the remainder of recruitment. Pairing him with sophomore QB Myles Morris, they should be one of the more dynamic tandems in the state over the next few years. For now, the Carrollton receiver is definitely enjoying the moment.
“My favorite thing about Friday nights is the atmosphere of the fans and student section because they give us a lot of energy on the field.” Carmichael continued, “But then just being able to play and enjoy this moments with my teammates and coaches.”
There are plenty more moments coming for Carmichael and the Carrollton community, so stay tuned to @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest on the speedy-sophomore sensation and his teammates as they make a push for a 5-A state championship.