With Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien set to be named the new head coach of Penn State tomorrow, according to multiple reports, a decision for two of Catholic Memorial's football stars on whether to stick with their commitment to the Nittany Lions or not should be forthcoming.
This morning Brent Williams, the father of one Penn State commit (linebacker Cam Williams) and godfather of the other (athlete Armani Reeves), told ESPNBoston.com that a decision should come before February 1, the first day high school seniors can officially sign a National Letter of Intent for football.
"I don’t think we drag this out," said Brent, also an assistant coach at CM as well as a former Patriots defensive lineman. "Now that Penn State has a coach in place and is working on putting a staff together, they should be able to make an educated decision after more information comes out on the staff, system, all of the above."
Cam and Reeves were both named to ESPN Boston's second annual MIAA All-State Team last month, as the Knights went 7-2 and missed out on a Division 1 playoff berth. Reeves was also named ESPN Boston's Offensive Player of the Year after recording 15 touchdowns and 1,302 all-purpose yards on less than 70 total touches.
Just a day after the MIAA Super Bowls concluded, Ohio State coaches Luke Fickell and Mike Vrabel were at the West Roxbury campus to meet with both players. Cam took an official visit to Columbus a week later.
Yesterday morning, Michigan met with Reeves, and then swung by Everett High to meet with junior All-State offensive tackle John Montelus. Reeves will visit Ann Arbor either next weekend or the following weekend, Brent said -- "We haven't finalized that yet," he said.
Brent said neither Cam nor Reeves will be taking any other visits.