UNC No Longer Option for Reeves

North Carolina and Armani Reeves have mutually eliminated each other from consideration.

"They haven't been recruiting me that hard, because they brought in four corners last year and they have a lot of wide receivers," Reeves said. "With their depth chart situation, they haven't had the need to recruit me as hard as they originally planned to. So, on that standpoint, we're pretty much going our separate ways."

After UNC verbally offered Reeves, 5-foot-11, 170-pound athlete from West Roxbury (Mass.) Catholic Memorial, a scholarship last fall, the staff pick up verbal commitments from two cornerbacks to go along with the two it already had.

"Pretty much, I'm no longer considering North Carolina," Reeves said. "It kind of came about after Signing Day when we saw how many guys they brought in [for cornerback]. I was talking to my Godfather, Brent Williams, and we figured it would be really hard for me to come in and start or even get some playing time with all the guys they brought in this year."

Williams is the father of Brennan, who is a junior offensive lineman for UNC, and Camren, who had a UNC offer and recently verbally committed to Penn State.

Reeves made several visits to UNC during his recruitment, including three football games last fall and a junior day in February after Signing Day.

"[The junior day visit] was just to seeing what the coaches thought for me and their plans," Reeves said. "I just wanted to get a feel for what was going on one more time before I made that final decision to no longer further the recruitment."

Reeves plans on visiting Arkansas, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, and Stanford before he officially names his final five schools. However, he knows Michigan and Penn State will be among his five.

"I should have my final five ironed out by the end of the summer," Reeves said. "Once I visit those schools, it will be pretty clear who my top five are and who I want to focus on."

In addition to UNC, Reeves, who collected 17 scholarship offers, has visited Maryland, Michigan, Penn State, and Wake Forest.

Armani Reeves Profile


Inside Carolina Top Stories