Reeves Makes 24
Urban does it again, this time in the form of West Roxbury (MA) Catholic Memorial CB Armani Reeves. The four-star defensive back committed to the Buckeyes moments ago, becoming the 24th member (23rd if Roger Lewis doesn't make the grades) of Ohio State's recruiting class of 2012.
The Semper Fidelis All-American and former Penn State commit joins his teammate and best friend, Camren Williams, in Scarlet and Gray about a week after the super linebacker prospect took things public with his decision to flip to OSU. Williams chose the Bucks over the Nittany Lions, as well as Michigan, who made a late charge to try and land him for their also star-studded class.
At the end of the day, Reeves (5-10/185) took the opportunity to come play in Columbus, where his skills are needed after the departures of Derjuan Gambrell and Dominic Clarke at the corner back position. He joins Najee Murray as the only two corners in this class, and will likely compete for the final spot in the two deep right away (Travis Howard, Bradley Roby, and Doran Grant likely have the first three).
The commitment of Reeves is a big one for the staff, as it filled a position of need and kept a very good player away from rivals Michigan and Penn State. With corner back depth being an issue these days, expect to see Reeves on the field from day one, either locking down receivers or on special teams. The Buckeyes continue to compile a very good recruiting class under Urban Meyer and only have a few slots left before things fill up.