Armani Reeves is a Buckeye!

Written January 29th, 2012 by Joe Laing
Armani Reeves is another outstanding addition to the 2012 class.

MA DB Armani Reeves (5’10” 185 lbs.) has officially committed to Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes, becoming the newest member of Ohio State’s 2012 class.

Reeves is a four-star cornerback that helps address the recent loss of Gambrell and Clarke from the team, making this a great addition to the class at a huge position of need.

Reeves and his high school teammate Camren Williams have looked like a package deal for some time and that worked out to the benefit of the Buckeyes.

They had originally tried to make that happen at PSU, but as we have already seen with Tommy SchuttNoah Spence and Joey O’Connor- Penn State’s loss is Ohio State’s gain.

Reeves looked around a little more to make his decision than Williams- he seriously considered Michigan before seeing the light and joining the Buckeyes.

The Wolverines really thought they had this recruitment in the bag, and as always, it is great to beat them at anything.

Watching Armani on film, you see a true athlete and a player that could make an impact on both sides of the ball. There have been rumors that Meyer is recruiting him as a slot receiver, but I see him landing on defense as a lock down corner.

He has the strength to bump and battle with the bigger receivers and the speed and hip turn to cover the burners.  Not only can he cover, he likes to come up to the line of scrimmage, fight off blocks, and make big hits defending the run.

With the physical nature of his game, a good Buckeye comparison may be to Antoine Winfield… only  Reeves is a little bigger.

That is a lofty comparison, so here are some highlights to help you decide for yourself (they’re offensive highlights, so it probably won’t help that much).

Welcome to the Ohio State family, Armani!

24 Comments

  1. DaleNo Gravatar
    January 29th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Well, what can we say? Another terrific recruit into the fold at Ohio State. Urban had a busy Sunday bringing in more great talent and taking it away from the “team up north” Nice job Mr. Meyers.

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    KenNo Gravatar
    January 29th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    So, a couple wins today for the good guys against ‘them’, huh? Very nice.

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  2. KenNo Gravatar
    January 29th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Oh, I can’t wait until PSU “fans” come over here accusing Reeves of being a ‘Trader’.

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    JoeNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Traitor, not Trader.

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    JimNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    That was a joke at the expense of a Penn State fan that stopped by earlier to call Camren Williams a trader [sic].

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    KenNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Thank you Jim.

    Joe, that’s why I had the word ‘apostrophied’

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  3. ScottNo Gravatar
    January 29th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Brady Hoke is a joke.

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    ParkNo Gravatar
    January 29th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Oddly you lost to him.

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    JimNo Gravatar
    January 29th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Not tonight we didn’t.

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    ScottNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2012 at 6:16 am

    We won’t again.

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  4. JohnNo Gravatar
    January 29th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    A win over Michigan any time of the year is special. Reeves will soon enjoy the noisy “Shoe”, the Urban SEC concept, and the overall life on camous. BEAT MICHIGAN!!!

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  5. JasonNo Gravatar
    January 29th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I agree m thought we were down and out, but not did we add another exceptional player but another foundation piece to another 8-10 years beating those pompous arses up in the m place!!!!

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  6. C-DogNo Gravatar
    January 29th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    It is still amazing to see the level of institutional arrogance associated with the Michigan sports establishment. Michigan continues to believe that it has every recruit “in the bag,” just because they sail into a kid’s house yelling “Go Blue” and flashing a yellow-striped helmet. Such a mindset of entitlement is not consistent with current reality. Delusions like this are often considered signs of insanity.

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  7. C-DogNo Gravatar
    January 29th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Why is it that we don’t see Penn State people on these websites crying about Ohio State (especially since it is really all their recruits being taken), but there’s always a few Michigan dopes on here that either need to find their own sites or get a life?

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    JimNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Oh, there were plenty of Penn State fans around earlier. Just check out the Camren Williams commitment post to refresh your memory.

    In this particular instance, Reeves eliminated Penn State before the decision was made and was deciding exclusively between Ohio State and Michigan, which likely explains the lack of PSU fans and the trickle of sad panda Michigan fans.

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    C-DogNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Oh…OK. I guess I don’t read the comments so much.

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  8. C-DogNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2012 at 12:18 am

    In addition to Skunky missing out on Reeves, they also lost Alex Kozan (OL from Colorado) and Josh Garnett to Stanford. Most of their eggs are in the Jordan Diamond basket right now. Michigan is increasingly in the “also received offers from” section when recruiting decisions are put on the ticker during Booyah Network programs.

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  9. C-DogNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Kozan is going to Iowa. (What a burn!)The other new hope for salvaging the reputation is now one Willie Henry, a 3-star DT from Glenville. One blogger remarks that Henry “doesn’t currently have any good offers, but the coaches must see some potential in him.” Probably not…but you need some bodies, when your own state produces so few prospects.

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  10. JonathanO-H-I-ONo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2012 at 7:20 am

    LOL It feels so good to beat Michigan fans. TSUN is losing out on every recruit they want. I wonder why. Not even Mattison could save them on this one, after having the last visit. It sucks to be from Chickengan. All I can say is, cluck!!! Welcome aboard Armani. Welcome aboard. GO BUCKEYES!!!

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    JimNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Yes, the meltdown from up north is quite hilarious. I recommend reading this to keep up with all of the hilarity.

    http://www.buckeyeplanet.com/forum/college-football/627207-2012-tsun-shenanigans-arguments-official-thread-11.html

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    KenNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Pretty funny stuff,that.

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  11. plccblyNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Could we bring a little sanity to this conversation instead of all the stupid trash talking. Quit dissing that school up north just because you think it’s the right thing to do. I have been a loyal Buckeye fan for over 50 years and a graduate for over 35 years and the only time I want to see Michigan lose is on a cold Saturday afternoon late in November. Aside from last Saturday or when we need someone else to knock them out of first place. There is a reason why we are the most hated program in the land and it’s not just because we are winners. It’s because we have too many dumb ass fans who shoot their mouth off when they shouldn’t. It should be enough to simply win with out having to smear someones face in it. Grow up.

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    JimNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Last time I checked, we weren’t running to Michigan websites to rub it in their faces (although I am sure a certain segment of Ohio State’s fan base have done just that).

    Fans who go to their opponents sites to talk trash are fair game, in my opinion.

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    BobNo Gravatar
    January 30th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    AMEN!!!!!!

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