Published December 4, 2013 - 1:34pmNEW: Follow on facebook -
Jarran Reed has traveled a long and winding road to get to today–the day he committed to Alabama, helping make the nation’s No. 1 class even stronger.
The junior college four-star DT was committed to Ole Miss just days before national signing day in February, then switched over to Florida and signed a letter of intent with the Gators–but he didn’t qualify and had to wait another year. He was also committed to North Carolina at one time. He’s originally from Virginia.
“Man, it feels good, but I’m just trying to play football,” Reed texted Saturday Down South after he went public. “And yes it has (been a long road). I’m blessed, man, I’m just staying humble.”
He played at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba (Miss.). This fall, he took official visits to Tennessee, Kentucky, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, and he went on one last year to Alabama. Reed’s been around the SEC, but for now, he says he’s settled in with Alabama.
“First of all want to think the man above and for helping me with my decision but after all I will be joining the Alabama Crimson Tide,” Reed posted on his Facebook page. “I’m officially with the Tide……Roll Tide Roll.”
Reed’s news came on a day where Tennessee made the most noise and landed four-star wide receiver Josh Malone. Reed, though a big prospect, was overshadowed somewhat by the news surrounding Malone.
Editor’s note: All rankings used by Saturday Down South, individual and team-wise, refer to the 247Sports.com composite ranking.