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Another top recruit picks Ohio State

Posted on: January 29, 2012 10:53 pm
Edited on: January 29, 2012 10:54 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

If this is how Urban Meyer recruits after only two months on the job, the rest of the Big Ten - and the nation - is on notice. The Ohio State head coach flipped another former Penn State commitment and landed West Roxbury (Mass.) cornerback Armani Reeves on Sunday night.

"I'm going......BuckeyeNation SilverBullets GoBucks !!!!!! God led me here n in god I trust !! Lets go BuckeyeNation !!!!" Reeves pledged on Twitter.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder was down to heated rivals Michigan and Ohio State after opening things up with the turmoil at Penn State. Reeves is teammates with linebacker Camren Williams, who also flipped from the Nittany Lions to the Buckeyes recently.

Reeves is ranked as the #11 cornerback in the class of 2012 and #124 overall. He was a noticble presence at the Semper Fi All-American Game earlier in the month and had been hotly pursued by several college programs over the last several months. The three-star becomes Ohio State's 24th commitment with Signing Day just three days away and gives the Buckeyes an impressive seven commits in the top 125.

Comments

Since: Oct 8, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2012 6:17 am
 

Another top recruit picks Ohio State

Where's the usual "My school rocks and your school sucks" drivel?
I graduated from a school with D3 basketball and no football.  Maybe if I attended a different school.....
Thanks for the reply.  I enjoy trying to learn and keeping the tone civil.  Maybe the writers on this site will eventually write pieces that give us more insight into the minds of the recruits -- even "recruit" some of the highly rated prospects to write diary pieces, to be published after signing day, that gives us a glimpse into what tipped the scale towards the school that was selected.




Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:47 am
 

Another top recruit picks Ohio State

Help me understand the process of recruiting.  If one were to rank the biggest factors that go into a kid making a decision between school A and school B what would they be?  Reputation of Coach, Tradition of University, Distance from Family, Place on Depth Chart, Quality of Academics?  Perhaps something else?

It seems that perennially the same schools haul in top recruiting classes.  Is this primarily because of the tradition of the school or does the coaching staff play as big a role, if not bigger, in landing the recruits?  If Nick Saban were to leave at the end of this season and take a job at a perennial AQ conference doormat -- Indiana University, for example -- would his presence be enough to get the Hoosiers over the hump to land top recruits and ultimately to contend annually for National Championships?  Would Alabama continue to recruit well and win without Saban, regardless of coach?

Disclaimer:  I'm not a fan of Indiana.


Wow, Frank U.!  (I was going to shorten your name, but decided that wouldn't look so nice).  A truly insightful post to try to respond to!  Where's the usual "My school rocks and your school sucks" drivel?   

I'll take a shot at your hypothetical question and offer my opinion.  If Nick Saban went to IU, I think Alabama might take a hit on a very short term basis.  But given it's rich tradition - barring major disasters - the Tide should continue to roll over the long term.  

But IU would most definitely get a shot in the arm.  Coach Saban is a Midwesterner with many connections.  He is a supreme recruiter as well as a legitimate "X and O" coach from his background in the NFL.  I don't know if IU would contend annually for National Championships, but the program would certainly rise by 37 levels with somebody like that at the helm.

So I think that it is a little of both.  When you ask, "Reputation of Coach, Tradition of University, Distance from Family, Place on Depth Chart, Quality of Academics?  Perhaps something else?" I think all are pieces to a puzzle, and the more pieces you possess the better your puzzle is going to turn out.



      
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Since: Oct 8, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 6:47 am
 

Another top recruit picks Ohio State

Help me understand the process of recruiting.  If one were to rank the biggest factors that go into a kid making a decision between school A and school B what would they be?  Reputation of Coach, Tradition of University, Distance from Family, Place on Depth Chart, Quality of Academics?  Perhaps something else?

It seems that perennially the same schools haul in top recruiting classes.  Is this primarily because of the tradition of the school or does the coaching staff play as big a role, if not bigger, in landing the recruits?  If Nick Saban were to leave at the end of this season and take a job at a perennial AQ conference doormat -- Indiana University, for example -- would his presence be enough to get the Hoosiers over the hump to land top recruits and ultimately to contend annually for National Championships?  Would Alabama continue to recruit well and win without Saban, regardless of coach?

Disclaimer:  I'm not a fan of Indiana.




Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2012 6:28 pm
 

Another top recruit picks Ohio State

ah poor baby.  Who  would want to go to a school, where besides SMU,   just might get the worst the NCAA has to offer.  Dontcha think Mom and Dad have some input as well??  Too many questions at State College for these kids to risk their one shot at the league.  And dont belabor the two coaching staffs --not only have the last six recruits come after the bowl game  (when Fickell was no longer HC) but do some research ---at least 6 other schools had two staffs due to coaching changes--and are ALLOWED by the NCAA.  Shut your pie hole and take your medicine  then be sure to  let us know when you become relevant in ANY sport , ok?



Since: Jan 30, 2012
Posted on: January 30, 2012 5:25 pm
 

Another top recruit picks Ohio State

SEC of the North has begun, including over-signing and all the other high % of graduates they have down there. Not saying he wont be a big winner- the question remains whether he can continue with the academic standards of the Big 10 AND win. And I hate the fact that he cherry picks recruits as a second coaching staff with another in place for the bowl game- what a crap of BS. Good Luck kid, there have been a ton of 5 star busts at every level. I can only hope it cant happen to a nicer bunch of fellas.



Since: Jan 30, 2012
Posted on: January 30, 2012 5:08 pm
 

Another top recruit picks Ohio State

That's all you can do is HOPE. Penn State, like Michigan can only hope to win two in a row from OSU.



Since: Jan 30, 2012
Posted on: January 30, 2012 5:06 pm
 

Another top recruit picks Ohio State

Get real???? You beat OSU only, ONLY, because half the recruited players were allowed to play!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Penn State as Michigan, can only hope to beat OSU two times in a row.



Since: Jan 30, 2012
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:10 pm
 

Another top recruit picks Ohio State

I hope we beat Ohio State again this coming season.
The biggest finger in the eye was when Noah Spence left his home State for Ohio State. If he thinks that is his new home, he better think twice. Long as he plays well they will pretend to love him. If he falters he will wish he was back in PA where we care about him, win or lose. Big mistake Noah.... 



Since: Jun 30, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 1:04 pm
 

recruiting should be done after

diggs and diamond sign hopefully



Since: Nov 13, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 12:17 pm
 

Another top recruit picks Ohio State

Reeves is ranked as the #11 cornerback in the class of 2012 and #124 overall.
According to who? Scouts, Rivals and 247 all have him @ #6 and a 4 star recruit......


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