Four-Star JUCO Player Jarran Reed Commits to Alabama

Nov 9, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban in front of his team as they prepare to take the field against the LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium.  John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Just days after top Louisiana safety Laurence “Hootie” Jones committed to Alabama the Tide received yet another commitment to its top 2014 class, this time from Junior College transfer defensive tackle Jarran Reed.

The 6-foot-4, 315-pound four-star tackle chose Alabama over Tennessee and Ole Miss. He originally committed to Florida over Alabama in 2013, but he was short a couple of credits to qualify to transfer. Reed was among the players that Alabama coaches Nick Saban and Kirby Smart have visited this week.

Reed is Alabama’s 24th commitment of the 2014 class, with a few elite prospects still being chased by Saban, including Hoover cornerback Marlon Humphrey, son of legendary Alabama running Bobby Humphrey.

The full list of Alabama commitments thus far is below.
- Kalvaraz Bessent, CB, Kingsland, GA (****)
- Joshua Casher, C, Mobile, AL (****)
- Ronnie Clark, ATH, Calera, AL (****)
- David Cornwell, QB, Norman, OK (****)
- Johnny Dwight, DT, Rochelle, GA (***)
- Josh Frazier, DT, Springdale, AR (****)
- Shaun Dion Hamilton, LB, Montgomery, AL (****)
- Da’Shawn Hand, DE, Woodbridge, VA (*****)
- JC Hassenauer, C, Woodbury, MN (****)
- Keith Holcombe, LB, Tuscaloosa, AL (***)
- Dominick Jackson, OG, College of San Mateo (****) JUCO transfer
- Hootie Jones, S, Monroe, LA (****)
- Derek Kief, WR, Cincinnati, OH (****)
- Montel McBride, OG, Plant City, FL (****)
- Christian Miller, LB, Columbia, SC (****)
- Ross Pierschblacher, OT, Cedar Falls, IA (****)
- Jarran Reed, DT, East Mississippi Community College (****) JUCO transfer
- Cameron Robinson, OT, West Monroe, LA (*****)
- Bo Scarborough, ATH, Bradenton, FL (*****)
- JK Scott, K, Denver, CO (***)
- Cameron Sims, WR, Monroe, LA (****)
- OJ Smith, DT, Bossier City, LA (***)
- Zach Whitley, LB, Galena Park, TX (****)
- Chris Williams, S, Kingsland, GA (***)

* = Star ratings courtesy of

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