MOBILE, Ala. — Virginia Tech has produced some good defensive backs in recent years. Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall is in the Pro Bowl this season, Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers has established himself as one of the better up-and-coming players at the position and Macho Harris started at safety most of his rookie season with the Eagles in 2009 before moving on to Washington this past year.
The next in line could be Rashad Carmichael, and he gains support from the former Hokies.
“I’m really close to Flowers and Macho. DeAngelo Hall, he comes around and he contacted me before and after the games,” Carmichael said. “There’s a lot of tradition and a lot of pride.”
It doesn’t stop there, though. His fellow Virginia Tech cornerbacks are tracking his progress closely at the Senior Bowl and even provide him constructive criticism after each practice.
“They called me to tell me about myself. I’m sure I got a few tips from those guys. They watch it on TV, check it online, reading the blogs and all that stuff.”
“They (are) definitely big brothers to me.”