January 24, 2012
The very latest on Reeves
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Last week Urban Meyer and Ohio State reeled in five commitments over a six-day span, including Ohio's top junior for the 2013 class. It's a new week but Meyer was back on the road again on Monday evening, make his in-home visit with four-star West Roxbury (Mass.) Catholic Memorial defensive back Armani Reeves. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound cornerback had been committed to Penn State but eliminated the Nittany Lions over the weekend, narrowing his list down to just Ohio State and Michigan. We caught up with Reeves' godfather Brent Williams to get some insight on the visit.
"The visit went great, his mom enjoyed the meeting" said Williams. "He meets with (Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison) this evening (Tuesday) after his basketball game and then he's going to take some time and make a decision."
Meyer continued his attempts on Monday to make Reeves the second Catholic Memorial prospect in less than a week to choose the Buckeyes, as Meyer and company landed four-star linebacker Camren Williams last Friday. Meyer's pitch on Monday night was a more laid back one according to Mr. Williams.
"Coach Meyer told him to take his time, make the right decision for himself, and not feel pressured," Williams said.
Rumors began to swirl over the internet on Monday night that Meyer had been late for the visit and that things may have been heading south with Ohio State and Reeves but those rumors were quickly shot down.
"Totally (false)," said Williams of the rumors. "Coach (Everett) Withers arrived early in the day and met with our head coach and watched Armani's basketball practice, which was the plan."
"Coach Meyer, (Mike) Vrabel, and (Luke) Fickell flew in later to watch the end of practice and then we all met for about two-plus hours," he continued. "No one was late and the timing worked out great."
With corners Dominic Clarke and DerJuan Gambrell being kicked off the team for legal issues, Reeves becomes a key component to Ohio State's recruiting efforts as they attempt to finish out the 2012 recruiting class.
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