Jarran Reed out of East MS CC announced on twitter that he committed to Alabama today. We were able to get up with him to confirm the news.

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"Coach Saban came by the school today, and I decided to go ahead and commit," Reed said. "It is a great place and an opportunity to play for a great program and become a better person and player."

Jarran Reed has been quiet through the recruiting process this time around. He took in official visits with Tennessee, Ole Miss, Kentucky, and MSU but last year he got a chance to look at the Alabama campus when he stopped by for the weekend.

"It's nice up there. I got to see one of their practices recently, and I like how they compete. They are losing some guys up front, and they want me to come in and play some nose (guard) for them. It's a good chance for me to come in and compete for a job."

The North Carolina native has been a force for East MS CC's defense this season. He has been the anchor for the defense that is leading the country in scoring defense (6.6) while collecting 60 tackles 3.5 sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss.

""I knew I had to come back with a better attitude about everything and get it right this time," Reed said after the last regular season game. "I did not let it slow me down. I just wanted to improve on all aspects of my game, and I feel like I did. I wanted to become a better pass rusher and get off my blocks faster. I worked on drills all summer with my defensive line coach. We worked day and night on my techniques and pass rushing moves. My defensive line coach helped me get to where I am today. These coaches at East have always believed in me and just kept pushing me to get better."


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