"I chose Auburn because the coaching staff is amazing and I got real close to them," Reed told Inside the Auburn Tigers.
"I feel real comfortable with my decision to go to Auburn and I am excited about it," he added. "It was a tough decision. I am excited about it and I am relieved that it is finished."
Reed also said that the players he met at Auburn influenced his decision. "From the coaches to the players, it is like a family there and that is important to me. I feel really good about my decision."
He made the announcement at a press conference at his high school where he was honored for being selected to the U.S. Army All-American All-Star Game. His family, wearing Auburn's orange and blue colors, attended the event with him at Thibodaux High School, who Reed will lead into a state playoff game on Friday night.
Reed poses for a picture in his Auburn gear after his commitment and invitation to the U.S. Army All-American Game.
"It was a hard decision, but I feel like Auburn is the best place for me and I had to do what is best for me," he said."I love the Auburn coaches."
The announcement came on his late mother's birthday. At his press conference he was emotional in talking about what she meant to him.
Trovon Reed is shown at a Scout.com Combine.
A 5-11, 175-pounder, Reed is a dynamic playmaker who projects as a wide receiver on the next level despite playing a number of different positions in high school including quarterback.
As a senior Reed missed five games with a knee injury, but has still managed 913 total yards of offense – 483 rushing and 424 passing – with nine total scores (four passing and five rushing) as his team heads into the playoffs on Friday night.
As a junior Reed accounted for 1,784 yards and 21 touchdowns. From his quarterback position he completed 28-of-52 passes for 694 yards and 10 touchdowns, and rushed 91 times for 746 yards and 10 scores. It didn't end there as the versatile playmaker caught 19 passes for 344 yards with one touchdown. He was named a Coaches Class 5A First Team All-State selection as an athlete.
Trovon Reed is ranked as the No. 52 prospect nationally by Scout.com.
Reed has not taken an official visit to Auburn yet, but has been on campus multiple times for unofficial visits. He was one of the prospects who attended Auburn's Big Cat Weekend in April.
Reed becomes Auburn's 21st commitment for the 2010 class and the second highly-ranked prospect to choose the Tigers in the last week joining five-star running back Michael Dyer from Arkansas. Both Reed and Dyer are considered the top players in Louisiana and Arkansas respectively.