BREAKING NEWS: Ohio State picked up a commitment Sunday night from West Roxbury (MA) four-star…
Armani Will Be Wearing Scarlet and Gray
Another week brought another four-star recruit into the 2012 Ohio State recruiting class, as Urban Meyer's magic touch continued with the announcement that Armani Reeves had pledged to the Buckeyes. Reeves, 5-foot-10, 185-pounds, is a cornerback prospect out of West Roxbury (MA) Catholic, and Sunday night he committed to Ohio State. "Ohio State was the right place for me because of their coaching staff," Reeves stated Sunday night. "I've known Coach (Everett) Withers for a long time, and that relationship has been strong. Once I visited the campus, and saw everything, I knew it was a great place. Coach Meyer is a great coach, and I know he is going to do great things there. Everything just fit perfectly for me at Ohio State." Having long-time friend and teammate Camren Williams being committed to Ohio State also added to the Buckeye attraction. Williams' father, former NFL player Brent Williams, also serves as Reeves' god-father. "Cam and I have been friends since second grade, so it's great to be going to school with him," he explained. "I'm also friends with David Perkins and Tommy Schutt, and that's so great we are all going to be together. If I had gone to Michigan, Cam and I would still be friends, but when we played against each other, we would have been enemies. That would have been hard, but now we can go on and do great things together." "Brent (Williams) has been a blessing to me, to be honest," he added. "He never tried to push me to one school or another, but he was there every day for me as a father figure. He's been like a father to me, and I thank him for everything he has done for me. He has helped me and supported me, and that wouldn't have changed whether I chose Michigan or Ohio State." The depth chart at cornerback for Ohio State is quite appealing, with only three true corners on the roster returning. That fact was not lost on Reeves. "Of course, I noticed that, and we talked about the opportunity available to me," he noted. "I feel like physically I'm ready, and I just need to learn the playbook to be ready to go. My goal is to be on the field next year, and I'm going to work extremely hard to make that happen." "My strength is my ability to play physical on wide receivers, even if they're bigger than me," he continued. "I have great coverage skills, and I have quick feet and good speed. Once I get the playbook down, I feel I will be ready to contribute. I want to work on all the little things that go into being a great cornerback." Ohio State under Meyer has become a recruiting machine, and there are no signs things are about to slow down. Reeves is excited to be a part of what Meyer is building in Columbus. "I'm thrilled to be a part of such a great class, and I already know a few of these guys," he stressed. "I'm honored to be a part of Coach Meyer's first recruiting class, and I'm expecting big things from our class. We want to not only win Big Ten championships, but contend for national championships. They will be on probation next year, but the year we all get there we plan on contending for it all. That will be our number one goal for us as a class, not our own individual accomplishments." The addition of Reeves has Ohio State currently listed as the number-three ranked class for 2012.
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