Two former Catholic Memorial standouts and lifelong friends from Easton are expected to play key roles as the Ohio State football team attempts to win the National Championship this year after going 12-0 last year when they were ineligible for the national title and a bowl appearance.
Easton's Carmen Williams is a back-up linebacker for Buckeyes, seeing action on the special teams at middle linebacker as a freshman in 10 games. He earned his letter as a true freshman and a played a personal high of 15 snaps on defense against Nebraska.
Armani Reeves, a sophomore defensive back, is listed as a starter at cornerback after playing in six games as a true freshman for the undefeated Buckeyes. He missed six games with a knee injury. Reeves saw action mostly on the special teams, appearing in 52 player with two tackles and saw limited action at cornerback in the season opener against Miami.
Both Reeves, who is exploring majors in management and industry, and Williams, a communications major, were named to the Ohio State Scholar-Athletes for their performance in the classroom.
Ohio State will be opening up the season against Buffalo Saturday, Aug. 29. at noon.