ND In Reeves' Top Four; Will Visit Shortly

Catholic Memorial High (West Roxbury, Mass.) four-star cornerback Armani Reeves has seen increased interest from Notre Dame, which is now in his top four. He is visiting the campus in the coming days, but the Irish aren't recruiting him to play in the secondary. Reeves spokes to IrishEyes.com about the Irish, his recruitment, his top four and much more.

Notre Dame offered Catholic Memorial High (West Roxbury, Mass.) four-star cornerback Armani Reeves in early May, but then quickly slowed its contact him.

That changed again late in May when the Irish increased its recruitment of Reeves, and so much the 5-foot-10, 185-pounder has Notre Dame in his top four and will visit campus June 20.

"My top four are Penn State, Notre Dame, Stanford and Boston College," Reeves said. And, as an added twist, the Irish are recruiting Reeves to play offense.

"They felt that I could be an impact player for them, especially at ‘Z' wide receiver," he said. "They felt I could bring a lot of things to the table and help them in the offensive game to be more explosive, get the ball in the open field and make plays and help the special teams a lot more."

The decision for Notre Dame to recruit Reeves as a receiver is not an isolated thing.

"It's cool," he said. "I have a lot of colleges that are looking at me at either side of the ball. Boston College is also looking at me for wide receiver, and I think I have a pretty good mix of schools looking at me for wide receiver and corner, so it's good to have some options."

Penn State is telling Reeves he will have the chance to play offense and defense, and Stanford is recruiting him to play cornerback.

Reeves, who has 4.41 speed in the 40-yard dash, had 1,701 yards of total offense and 16 touchdowns, and made 37 tackles and intercepted four passes last season. He also returned two punts for scores.

But when it comes to position, Reeves said it won't have much of an impact on his decision.

"It really doesn't matter to me," he said. "If I like the school and it fits me well, the position is going to be there. It doesn't matter to me because I love them both."

So far, Reeves' contact with Notre Dame has been through assistant coach Bob Diaco, but that will change once he gets to campus.

"They wanted me to get out there to see the coaches and get a whole feel for the program," Reeves said.

A few days after visiting Notre Dame, he will travel to Penn State for an unofficial visit, but he doesn't have plans of making a decision any time soon.

"If everything works out, hopefully I can do my officials (in the fall/winter) and then make my decision afterward," Reeves said. "If I want to make my decision earlier, I'll do that."

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