Reeves picked Ohio State over Michigan.
_Drew Thurman (9:39  pm)

Tonight the Buckeyes grabbed their 24th commitment in the 2012 class as cornerback Armani Reeves picked the Buckeyes. He joins his high school teammate and friend, Camren Williams, who committed to Ohio State just over a week ago.

Reeves, like Williams (and Joey O'Connor and Tommy Schutt), was originally committed to Penn State before narrowing things down to Ohio State and Michigan recently. After taking visits to both schools over the last couple of weekends and hosting both coaching staffs, Reeves was reportedly very torn on where to go. In the end, Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes emerged victorious.

The commitment of Reeves fills a huge and unexpected need. With DerJuan Gambrell and Dominic Clarke being dismissed from the team, the depth chart is very thin at corner. There was not another true cornerback in this class, so Reeves could be fighting for some playing time right away. This is also a big commitment for the staff because of Reeves' potential. He is ranked as a four star prospects across the board by all the major recruiting services, and is considered one of the top cornerbacks in the country. It's nice the staff could navigate him away from two rival schools.

Highlights after the break.



01/29/2012 21:04

I got a chance to watch Reeves a lot in practice at the Semper Fi Bowl. He's undersized, but extremely quick and athletic. I was really impressed at his skill at corner...and at many times thought his game was comparable to Doran Grant from last year's class.

His film is pretty impressive on the offensive end. He's definitely a playmaker...

01/30/2012 08:38

You think the staff looks at him as a playmaker on offense if Diggs or Neal both head elsewhere? His whole film is on offense.

01/30/2012 15:33

He's a corner...especially with the lack of depth there. He might get a look on special teams though.

01/30/2012 04:44

I love this if for no other reason than to stick it to Hoke the Joke. Keep calling us "Ohio" buddy, which you'll live to regret!

01/30/2012 06:32

I am glad he and Cam will continue to play with each other. Time with our loved ones is our most precious commodity and I know Armani is close to the Williams family. He is a heck of a player too.

01/30/2012 13:14

Well, Drew, this news just got my Monday off to a good start. His size and abilities strike me as being a bit "Winfield-ish". We can only hope.


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