4-star Reeves Discusses Notre Dame Visit

Catholic Memorial High (West Roxbury, Mass.) four-star cornerback Armani Reeves made his first visit to Notre Dame this week, and after weather delayed his trip home, he finally arrived back in Massachusetts early Wednesday. Later in the day, he spoke to IrishEyes.com about his visit, where the Irish stand in his top four, and which school is next on the agenda to get a visit.

Inclement weather forced flight delays and kept Armani Reeves from getting home until Wednesday morning, but at least he had plenty of visions and ideas to occupy his time.

The four-star cornerback from Catholic Memorial High (West Roxbury, Mass.) made his first trip to Notre Dame's campus on Monday, met with the coaching staff, toured the campus, heard the academic presentations and learned the Irish could use him on offense or defense.

"It went really well," the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Reeves said. "I got to see everything; parts of the campus, academics, got to hang out with the players a little bit. It was a great visit. I had a good time."

This was Reeves' first visit to campus.

"I learned a lot of things, especially (about) academics," Reeves said. "It's a very impressive school, academically. They players graduate and they have high GPAs, and the football side, coach (Brian) Kelly is a great coach. They already have some great group of kids right now, and they just want me to be a part of the class."

Reeves is Scout.com's 10th-rated cornerback in the 2012 class, but he went into the visit with the notion the Irish wanted him to play slot receiver.

However, once he met with the coaching staff, including Kelly, he had a different vision for how he could be used.

"They like me on both sides of the ball," Reeves said. "They like me as a corner in their defense, and also as a slot receiver. Because they already have two receivers committed and two corners committed, they're trying to step it up (in adding to the class), but they told me to take my time with it."

Reeves acknowledged being impressed by the campus and absorbing the tradition as he walked around the grounds, but that isn't what made the biggest mark.

"The thing that stood out to me is Notre Dame has players from all over the place," Reeves said, and how they all connect to each other, and they're all very close. It's not like it's a separate family. They're all pretty good guys and cool. So, what stood out to me the most is how they have guys from so many different places and they can all mesh together as a team."

Reeves has a top four of Penn State, Notre Dame, Boston College and Stanford, and will be traveling to Penn State on Thursday for a weekend visit.

"Right now Penn State is making a big push," Reeves said. "Penn State was leader. I'm still going to talk about it with my family."

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