Michael Carmody Discusses Virginia Tech Visit

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Michael Carmody
Offensive Tackle, Class of 2020
Mars Area High School, Mars, PA
6-5, 285            

Until this season, Mars (Pa.) 2020 four-star Michael Carmody was used to catching the ball, as well as blocking. Carmody played tight end through this past summer, including on his seven-on-seven team.           

But during two-a-days in fall camp, Carmody was asked to move inside to offensive tackle. The move wasn’t completely foreign, as he’d done plenty of blocking in his team’s wing-T scheme, but it took time to adjust. Already an elite prospect, Carmody has taken to the move seamlessly, and as a result he’s remained one of the more in-demand prospects in the country.           

“My coaches just said, we just don’t have any bodies (at tackle),” Carmody said. “But if they asked me to play guard, I would’ve played guard. I just want to help the team. The first few weeks I was skeptical about tackle, making my first steps and driving. Then, as the season has gone, I’ve gotten more confident in playing tackle. I don’t have any doubts. I know I can move my opponent and help the team.”