Newly-hired Penn State coach Bill O'Brien called Catholic Memorial (West Roxbury, Mass.) teammates Camren Williams and Armani Reeves on Sunday night, one day after he was officially announced as the school's head coach. Both players committed to Penn State last year, but began exploring other options when Joe Paterno was fired.
Brent Williams, Camren's father and Reeves' godfather, has been the point man during each player's recruitment. He said both players are currently trying to schedule an official visit to Penn State.
“I think he just called to introduce himself,” Brent Williams said. “Now that Coach O'Brien is in place we are trying to learn as much as we can about him and the new staff.”
Camren Williams, the No. 2 prospect from Massachusetts in the Class of 2012, took an official visit to Ohio State last month. He is expected to choose between the two schools.
Reeves, the top prospect from Massachusetts, also heard from Ohio State on Sunday night. Michigan coaches met with Reeves last week, and Notre Dame has asked him to visit as well. He is expected to play defensive back at the college level.
“Camren is pretty easy, as he will either stay with his [Penn State] commitment or switch to OSU,” Brent Williams said. “We are trying to learn as much as we can about OSU.
“Armani is a little more difficult. His basketball schedule makes it tough for him to visit. Right now Michigan is a priority visit. With Ohio State just entering the picture we are trying to schedule a visit.”
Brent Williams said he expects both players to make a final decision before national signing day (Feb. 1).