Heads into August as the team's No. 3 cornerback ... Can play either corner position ... Picked up some valuable reps during the spring ... Saw action in every game last season, including time as a member of the punt block team ... Works hard and has toughness ... Possesses the physical tools to be successful, including outstanding speed ... Will be a major contender for playing time if he improves his consistency. 2007: Started on the punt team in the opening game with ECU ... Saw action on 20 plays at corner at LSU, collecting a pair of tackles ... Played six plays at corner against Ohio and had a tackle for loss ... Made three tackles, while playing 50 snaps at corner against W&M ... Was in for seven defensive plays at Clemson with one tackle ... Played 15 defensive downs and 11 special team plays against Duke ... Had nine plays on special teams against Boston College ... Collected six plays on defense and six on special teams at GT ... Worked four plays at corner against FSU ... Got 14 plays at corner against Miami ... Saw action on special teams against Virginia and BC ... Played in all 14 games, compiling eight total tackles, including one behind the line ... Had one pass break up ... Turned in a personal-best 36 1/2-inch vertical jump during the off-season and was timed at 4.37 in the 40 ... Worked some at both corner spots during the spring. 2006: Was redshirted while working on the scout team ... Turned in the fastest time in the 40 among the incoming freshmen with a time of 4.44 ... Showed improvement on all four major lifts during strength and conditioning testing. High School: A three-year letterman for Coach Danny Hayes at Gwynn Park ... Played running back and defensive back ... Helped team to a 14-0 mark and a state championship in 2005, rushing for over 800 yards and 11 touchdowns ... Caught 15 passes for 109 yards ... Had three interceptions and 30 tackles on defense ... Only played seven games due to injury ... Rushed for 157 yards and two TDs in one of those games ... Named all-conference and all-region ... Had five interceptions as a junior ... Compiled 1,785 career rushing yards and 19 touchdowns ... Posted 12 career interceptions and 115 tackles ... Was named a scholar athlete all three varsity seasons ... Rated the No. 23 player on the Mid-Atlantic 47 team by SuperPrep ... Listed as the No. 24 player in his state by rivals.com in its final state rankings ... Was a sprinter in track, turning in a 10.55 time in the 100 meters and a 21.00 in the 200 meters. Personal: Rashad Bernard Carmichael ... Born 9/9/88 in Laurinburg, NC ... Son of Bernard and Mae Carmichael ... Cousin is former Clemson and current Houston Texans wide receiver Derrick Hamilton ... Majoring in human development.