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.