Reeves Makes 24

By Alex on January 29, 2012 at 9:32p

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.



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Bj Mullens over Sully's picture

So glad to have him aboard and to beat out Michigan, thanks alex!

Favorite Buckeye: Obviously BJ Mullens

LouGroza's picture

Congrats Mr. Reeves and welcome aboard. A new "Silver Bullet". You just made the best possible decision for your future.  Good luck young man and God bless!

millertime2011's picture

this is awesome. Is he for sure going to be a CB? I never thought it was a question, but all of those highlights are him as a WR.

Alex's picture

Definitely a CB

tampa buckeye's picture

with those ball skills he better be the next primetime

Run_Fido_Run's picture

With the DL wreaking havoc, Reeves might have plenty of opportunities to exhibit those ball skills -why play WR when it's easier to juke OLmen, the QB who threw the pick, etc.?  

tampa buckeye's picture

The long ball where he reaches and keeps his feet for the score was special.  People said the same thing about teddy ginn.

capn's picture

Perfect!!!! So what do you think the schedule is for the rest Alex?

Capn, Make It So...

J.Mo's picture

Awesome news!

Get used to it TSUN fans, Urban will be doing this a lot more.

BleedsScarletAndGray's picture

with roger lewis not going to sign with the buckeyes that would make 23 again correct?

RecruitBuck's picture

"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."

^From the gray box

phxbuck's picture

Eat it Hoke, that is all.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Watch what you tell Flounder Hoke to eat - he probably will!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I was thinking the same thing. I'm not an astronomer, but encouraging Hoke to eat more than he already eats could result in some sort black hole vortex kind of thing . . . 

Alex's picture

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.

onetwentyeight's picture

I love it! It's like Penn St is our Minor league feeder team! hahahaha 

jpdemo34's picture

Alex I'm new on here and I have to say that this is the best site for a buckeye fan. You guys are on top of it and just wanted to thank you. Also have you heard anything on Diggs or Neal? Again thank you!!!

Mi.Buckeye's picture

I am new here as welll and I agree that this is the best site for a fan to get news. Thank you!

dgrubbs's picture

Freakin yes!!! Huge pickup.

HolyBuckeye1093's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation Armani!! The Silver Bullet defense is reloading yet again! Thanks to everyone who put in the hard work to keep us informed and the first to know.

jedkat's picture

the mgoblog board is full of lulz right now...Great Choice #GoBucks!

"Can we please stop the message board fighting? I really can't stand the message board fighting..."

"No. You're an idiot, and your posts are terrible."

J.Mo's picture

I hate those arrogant a-holes. This one feels soooooo good.

I love their irrational rationalization... Armani apparently can't think for himself according to them. Why on earth any recruits wants to go to that hell hole is beyond me.

By the way a-holes.... Fickell > Mattison.

buckeyefan927's picture

For some reason they seem to think he chose the Bobcats... Someone should really teach them the word "state"

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Every time I find one of those assholes using Ohio - I just fire back Ann Arbor Community College - seems to piss them off a bit

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buckeyefan927's picture

Might have to steal that from you lol.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Thanks for the suggestion - that was fun to read.  

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Indeed it is. Some are taking it hard, while some pretend that he doesn't matter at all.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

What a great day!!! Beat Ann Arbor Community College on the hoops court, then again on the recruiting trail!!!! MAN that never gets old!!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

joshhersh's picture

Finally....I've been checking the site all weekend for some good commitment news.  Not to be greedy, but any news on Diggs? 

bukyze's picture

This is awesome - great to have you Armani !  Bring on Wednesday (Mr Diggs, Neal, and Dodson)!

Denny's picture



BuckeyeChief's picture

2013 can't get here quick enough...

"2014 National with it!!!"

buckeyefan927's picture

This defense is going to be AMAZING!

Gcar's picture

Awsome!!! Is it September yet!!

Texas is home but Buckeyes for life

dubjayfootball90's picture

i hate scUM. This news made my weekend and will make Monday that much better by reading scUM hate blogs, etc

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

rdubs's picture

Everyone has been making such a big deal out of Urban's offense, but with this recruiting class (and the start of the next) our defense is what people should be worried about.

BuckeyeNation's picture

shhhhhhhhh.... not so loud, lol

Bucks's picture

Great news. Good day.

Seth4Bucks's picture

What's the chance that he seems some PT on offense, if for nothing else than to throw something new at the other team? Either way, it's great to have that speed and ball hawking skills on D .. . . he's gonna get himself quite a few INTs during his college career.

bassplayer7770's picture

Agreed on the INTs especially with the D Line wreaking havoc and the LBs showing plenty of speed themselves.  How exciting...

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"Did you push yourself to be great today? If you didn't do it you lost a day. We ain't got many days to lose. We're going to push your a$$ like its never been pushed because what you've got in you were going to find out" UFM

Powers's picture

Long live the Meyer!

SilverBullet33's picture

Mgo blog is blowing up. Did you know we are OFFICIALLY over our scholarship limit? Officially. I read it there. I'm thinking they should understand the recruiting game before making ignorant statements. Welcome aboard Armani, look at that blog and it should reassure him this is the place to be.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

What will they say when we "oversign" four more studs (knock on wood), end up 4-5 slots higher than AACC in the recruiting rankings, after Diamond heads for Auburn/Arkansas (where he fits in better academically, anway)? The salty tears would be simply delicious.

D Mac 24's picture

New to this site and LOVE the coverage! I've never followed recruiting until this year...very exciting for Buckeye Nation!

DJ Byrnes's picture

I agree D-Mac. I've never particularly paid attention to recruiting, but I can say that has changed. Obviously, Urban Meyer has a lot to do with that; but the work Alex & Jeremy do is pretty sweet. And, it's free, which is cool because paying for information sucks.

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Maestro's picture

Crocodile tears in Whore-town today.......wah, wah, wah.

vacuuming sucks

Squirrel Master's picture


I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

DefendOhio's picture

Big head to head win over Hoke. 


First of many to come. 

D-Day0043's picture

Nothing better than sticking it to scUM twice in one day. Ha ha!

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Buckeyeneer's picture

With his best friend on the Bucks it was just a matter of time.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

D-Day0043's picture

Wow! What a bunch of cry baby bitches!

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I was laughing my ass off over there!!!  I was very tempted to sign up and throw a little salt in the wounds but, ick, I couldn't even attempt to sign up... got a clamy nauseous feeling in my stomach...

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I thought Armani Reeves committed to Ohio State?  Where did they hear that Armani was heading to Athens?

Class of 2010.

TheCleve's picture

When that yabba dabba do look alike gets run out of town tSUN fans are gonna look back at how pretentious and ridiculous they sounded calling Ohio State "Ohio"

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Best part is that they never did this shit until Jabba came in.  What a bunch of posers - can't even think for themselves when it comes to jabs at us. 

Class of 2010.

cplunk's picture

I love the TSUN fan whose sig is "40-34". I'm going to start adding a sig to my posts:

37-7, 21-10, 42-7, 14-3, 42-39, 25-21, 37-21


Scott K's picture

"Meyer's a good recruiter and they've mostly just been raiding Penn State's class and getting kids from the state of Ohio back in the fold.  There hasn't really been anyone who has committed to OSU that's been a surprise."

"I expect next year to be a bit more interesting, as Meyer will really have to go head-to-head against other coaches plus actually coach the current team.  He's a good recruiter, but that's not an easy hurdle to overcome."

"To be 50.50 is shocking to me because honestly they probably just locked him in a room like Scientology and went to work on him.

I feel bad for this kid because I think he really wants to play at Michigan"

"I would strongly question how OSU's team chemistry is going to play out over the next few years.  When you get 18-year-old idiots committing because of a name and not a relationship, you get 6-6 Florida."

Of course there is bashing of an education at tOSU, and then this beauty:

"Plus even when Cooper was there they had hire ranked classes often."  No mention of their academic scandal..




"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel

BrickRemmington's picture

I just so happened to put on my Urban Era T this morning that I got a month ago... so fitting. I can't wait to watch this class take it to the next level in the years to come!

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

Hoke has to be feeling uncomfortable, and it has nothing to do with a large dinner and lack of Rolaids.

buckz4evr's picture

Did anyone notice what a great quarterback they had?  Anyway, thank God we got Reeves.  Another huge win for us!

snoodogg22's picture

Haha I'm dying from the scUM board, love seeing those whiny asses squirm!

Tough times never last, tough people do

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I am nourished by their tears!!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Run_Fido_Run's picture

It seems like Michigan's class is very strong on tough guys in the trenches (e.g., Pipkins, Kalis), but does not include many dyanamic athletes. For example, both the LB and WR units seem physical & fundamentally sound, but lack high-end speed and athleticism.

Already, the Buckeyes' 2012 class looks like an SEC class, as the cliche goes, and if Urban is able to land one/both of Diggs and/or Neal, the two respective classes will set up future battles between the traditional plodding midwestern power team (Michigan) versus a speed/power team (Ohio State) - I like our chances. 

M Man's picture

Ours is a real strong class for linebackers and for linemen.  It is one of the most questionable classes for skill players I can recall in a long time. 

Make no mistake about it; Dunn and Reeves were very much wanted up here, and we had convinced ourselves that we were the first option in both cases.  Two recruits where we got beat fair and square.

Best of luck to Reeves and Dunn for successful and fun collegiate careers.  I'd like to think that they were really hard decisions for both guys.  I hope they were hard decisions.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I much as I hate to say it - I'd rather have The Game competitive again.  Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed the Buckeyes kicking your team's asses over the last 11 years.  It was a great payback for all of those years I endured sitting in that goddamn stadium in AA watching Cooper ruin a great season while he yacked up the ham.  If I ever ran into Tim Biacaba-whatthefuckishislastname dude, I would sucker punch him with a bat for dropping 300 on OSU that day!  But watching The Game become a back story over the last 5 years because of a weakened opponent made me realize why we love (when we win) and hate (when we lose) this game so much - it is when both teams have the ability to knock the other one down at any point in time with a title on the line!  That is what makes our blood boil, have 20 strokes watching it, and consume copious amounts of liquor before, during, and ater The Game.  This Flounder Hoke - Urban Meyer duel is absolutely bringing our tussel right back to front page immediately. 

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Bucks43201's picture

I told you guys! Great news.

Also -- more good news -- I have "sources" telling me that 2013 WR/ATH Robert Foster has Ohio State as one of his favorites. In fact, it'd take a lot to undo that feeling. Assuming OSU has a strong, momentous 2012 season --- it'd be hard for Foster to commit anywhere else. He wants a tradition-strong school that has a great chance to compete for a BCS Championship every year. He won't be committing to a school too early, but probably near the end of his senior season. As it stands now, the Buckeyes are looking very very good  as his early leader.

p.s. I watched Foster's Central Valley vs. Rushel Shell's Hopewell team this past season & Shell gets a lot of hype, but it wasn't even close who the best player on the field was --- it was Foster. Shell is a bit overrated. Foster is an athletic freak who can burn on speed and can leap, and he's tough. He is a Buckeyes lean.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

rdubs's picture

not to be a dick but Foster did tweet that OSU was in his top 5, so not exactly a huge scoop. that said, but you did get the Reeves thing right...

Bucks43201's picture

yes, he tweeted top 5 -- but OSU was already in his top 5 before Urban committed, and now the unspoken is that OSU is basically his "top 1" and the rest are a level below OSU, even though he will continue to take visits.

Urban has gone on a rampage is such little time for the 2012 class. He is going to destroy the 2013 recruiting game. Just hope he gets some much-needed rest and is pacing himself.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

partisan's picture

Fosters twitter pic is him with Meyer's championship rings on.


Edit: Also want to also mention I'm new to the site, love the quality of work you guys put out on a daily basis, not just the recruiting stuff. 



DMcDougal24's picture

Michigan still has a very solid recruiting class, but this one has to sting a little. Sources were indicating most of the way that he was leaning Michigan, and I think that they were really counting on getting Armani. Now they are turning their attention to Jordan Diamond from what I could see. 

Best of luck to Armani at Ohio State. He said himself that he puts academics ahead of football, so I wish him luck in his pursuit of a degree and I hope he has the time of his life wearing the scarlet & gray.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Awesome choice, Armani.  You won't regret it!

Beating Michigan on the basketball court and in football recruiting in the same day - hell yeah baby! 

Class of 2010.

Alex's picture

To answer all...

-Diggs' host was Braxton and the two got a long great. He wasn't here a long time but Meyer did great and OSU is in it.

-Foster LOVES osu and have to think osu leads. He will visit Michigan next though.

-Dodson had a great visit and I'll be surprised if he's not a Buckeyes.

-Jalin Marshall will be in Tuesday

-No word on Neal. Still think osu or zona.

biggy84's picture

Welcome home Armani!!

dgrubbs's picture

Alex I had a question for you. Based on what I've read and his highlight video (along with destroying Michigans hopes of getting him) I am stoked we got Reeves. But I don't have a trained eye or have any sort of expertise, so why are you, or any other of the 11w staff for that matter, so excited for Reeves?

DMcDougal24's picture

Alex I know you've said it before, but is Marshall still a heavy OSU lean?

Also, for anyone, is there a 40 time out there for Reeves? He looks very fast.

Triv's picture

I believe I saw somewhere it was in the mid 4.4's. So yes, kids got some wheels

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

buckeyefan927's picture

FWIW, ESPN has him listed at 4.51

Triv's picture

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

Bucks43201's picture

2013 could be the best recruiting class, quality-wise, that OSU has seen in decades.


"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

D-Day0043's picture

Ohio, Ohio, duhh... Ohio... Urban Meyer is goin to teach scUM some respect. I can't wait for Meyer to go for 2 when we're up by 60.

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KJR10's picture

I'm buckling up alright, but its not for any recruits to committ to us anytime soon, its the f'ckn recruitin storm down in C-Bus that's tearing through anything in its way right now!

I hate osu as much as anybody on this board, and I'm not ignorant to our recruiting class this year, but mark my words if Urbs doesn't f'ck this up, he's got a National Championship roster coming in and I would be surprised if it takes him more than two 2-3 yrs to win one.



See, some of TTUN fans know whats about to go down. From MGOblog.

kylegratz's picture

I guess so, but it just seems a little odd that Ohio was well out of the top 25 and then Urban comes in and a month later makes Ohio the number one class without a doubt. I know he poached PSU's class, but still, it's a little curious.

They certainly know what's coming :)

muck fichigan

KJR10's picture

The players he got to commit are top recruits. I think it's easy to see this class with all the 4/5 stars added made this class rise as quickly as it did. Just look at all the guys who committed in that one week span earlier this month. Urbz in on a mission to get the best recuits from all over the nation and everyone is noticing.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

What does Ohio Bobcats have to do with Urban's recruiting class?

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Baroclinicity's picture

Late to this party... semi sick and working overnights puts me in a haze... but this is great news.  Love that we're getting the close battles.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

KJR10's picture

So TOSU is poaching when they get these guys from other schools to commit. But if AACC got these commits it wouldn't be poaching? They were going after the same player right?

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

If you are an Ohio State fan, do not travel to Happy Valley alone for the game.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

KJR10's picture

They should change the name Happy Valley. Doesn't seem appropriate.

onetwentyeight's picture

Could make sooo many inappropriate puns right here. Will exercise self control. 



poop's picture

Just heard that Kozan committed to Iowa. Michigan misses on another one.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Just not their day!!! Couldn't have happened to a bigger group of arrogant assholes!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

KJR10's picture

What!?! We didn't get another recruit? Why do the other schools have to cheat to get them?


KJR10's picture

Oh that player sucked anyways. We really didn't want them. We were just trying to boost their ego by offering. We are better off.



Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Sucks to be them right now... well, pretty much always sucks to be them!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

KJR10's picture

It's just amazing they say that they never really wanted the recruit in the first place or act like the team that landed the recruit somehow cheated to get them.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

They are just some of the arrogant fans out there - outside of the domers

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

PharmBuck's picture

After watching that tape I have no idea how good of corner he is (since they didn't show any of his defensive highlights) however he is def. a candidate to return kicks. Great acceleration and shiftiness.

"You're pissed because we went after a committed guy? Guess what, we got 9 guys who better go do it again," said Meyer. "Do it a little harder next time."

TheBadOwl's picture

Reeves's commitment is HUGE, now let's get Dodson, Marcus, Neal and Diggs.

Also, longtime lurker, first-time poster here. The work that Alex and the 11W staff does is mindboggling. Thanks guys!

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Welcome badowl. I was just lurking around on mgo and that is some seriously funny shit. Didn't say anything. Their tears are all yummy and sweet.

Urban Meyer is a beast, you could see what tOSU meant to him at the introductory presser and I have a feeling recruits can see it too.

Mayans better damn well be wrong cause I'm excited for all this to play out.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Seth4Bucks's picture

Welcome to the 11W family newcomers!

You know, I think I've read more 'first time poster' comments since Meyer was hired then all the previous 2 years combined. Overall number of comments, forum posts, and such all seem to be on the rise as well. I'd be interested in seeing someone on the 11W staff whip up something showing site traffic. Maybe a before and after or month by month comparison over the past year or two.

cesmit's picture

Another newbie here...been following all of the great info on here for the past week, then finally posted my first comments earlier tonight right after the Reeves commitment - was too damn excited not to! I've been waiting for Reeves to announce since Williams did, and repeatedly checked in all weekend (like so many others on here).

I'm loving this class!!! I'm hoping we can add 3-4 more in Dodson, Marcus, Neal, Diggs (had thought maybe Cox or Caleb might sneak in, but it doesn't sound likely). And 2013 is gonna be awesome!

This is by far THE absolute best site for Buckeye fans and recruiting info. You guys are all glad to be a part of it! Alex - your work is second to none - thanks so much for what you do! Excellent job by the rest of the 11W guys! And Gene - you've been pumping out some excellent info, so thank you too!


Lost nut in Michigan's picture

That size and speed should look great in scarlet and gray


Lost Nut in Michigan

causeicouldntgo43's picture

Woody would be damn proud of this recruiting resurrection - The pride I feel for the direction of our beloved Buckeyes after the shit storm we've ridden out this past year is enough to bring a tear to a glass eye.....aye laddie

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

i can say i'm beyond ecstatic for this pick up..i'm just surprised, as we are also talking about next year recruits, how many of them have both Ohio St. and AACC listed as their favorites...who does that? you are one way or another. i was taught as a child to close my ears when i heard the M*ch*gan "fight" song...once again i'm super stoked...just surprised

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

cplunk's picture

I'm thinking about a Roby and Reeves starting corner combo and I am getting very, very excited

Jdadams01's picture

Don't forget about Doran Grant. He's already in the top 3 corners on the depth chart and got some valuable experience last year. With Burrows and probably Woodard coming in next year, I'm confident in our future at corner.

BucksShockTheWorld's picture

I just hope with all these great recruits coming in we actually get back to the silver bullet days! Our defense hasnt been absolutely dominate since the Fred Pagac days. Thats when we would fly around to the ball and the defense dictated everything going on. Im pumped with both Withers and Fickell calling the plays that we will be BRINGING THE HOUSE!!

superbuck's picture

The thing I hate about Hoke and Michigan is he's taking all this credit for turning them around when in fact all of their players were recruited by Rich Rod. And I hope that in a bowl game or some other reason mich has to play arizona and RR beats the holy hell out of them. Now that would be poetic justice. Now to get back on track GOOOOOO BUCKS


Buckeyejason's picture

Great pickup, at a position of need. I believe Reeves and Williams are the 1st commits from Mass in a long time, at least the Tressel era, no?