CM's Reeves to announce decision tomorrow
August, 11, 2011
By Brendan Hall | ESPNBoston.com
Courtesy of Brent Williams Catholic Memorial's Armani Reeves will announce his college decision Friday.
Catholic Memorial senior cornerback Armani Reeves will announce his decision on where he will play college football tomorrow morning in a press conference on the West Roxbury campus, the school announced this morning in a press release.
The Easton native will be choosing between Penn State, Notre Dame, Stanford and Boston College, out of more than a dozen scholarship offers. He will mark the fourth Knight to commit to a Division 1 FCS school since May, joining linebacker Camren Williams (Penn State), quarterback A.J. Doyle (NC State) and running back Donovan Henry (Boston College). A potential fifth, offensive lineman Tyler Loring, is drawing various Division 1 interest.
Last season, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Reeves earned a spot on ESPNBoston's inaugural MIAA All-State Team after amassing 1,279 all-purpose yards and scoring 16 touchdowns in four different ways –- receiving, rushing, and returning both punts and kicks.
Reeves is currently ranked a three-star prospect by ESPNU, and earlier this year was named to the ESPNU 150 Watch List. His current evaluation reads as follows:
Reeves is one of the better skill prospects in Massachusetts for 2012 and a productive player in all three phases of the game. He lacks great height and coveted length at the position but is well-built for his size and scrappy. Quicker than fast and has better short-area recovery burst than long speed. Would like to see him improve his recognition skills but is well versed in coverage. A solid competitor who plays with the feistiness and moxie you look for in a cover corner. Opens, turns and transitions smoothly and shows very good recovery quickness in man coverage. Hips are fluid. Tends to get caught out of position but breaks quick, sharply and with direct angles to the ball. Can press and play physical as well for his shorter frame. However, we have concerns about his ability to match up versus today's taller college receivers. Shows good ball skills but is not a great leaper to help mask his marginal height. Underneath he displays good closing burst and explosion out of his pedal. Will come up and pop receivers out on the perimeter and limit yards after the catch. A solid tackler who drives through but needs to become a bit more consistent as a wrap-up tackler and overall on run support. While his technique and recognition skills can continue to improve, Reeves does find the ball quickly in coverage and is active in run support. Has not been challenged often at the high school level and may take a bit of time to adjust to the increased speed of the college game