Florida Gators: Jarran Reed

SEC top juco targets 

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Looking over the newly released ESPN JC 50, there are several recruits on that list already committed to SEC schools. There are also many that still remain undecided. With signing day quickly approaching, here’s a closer look at five prospects, who’s destination is still unknown.

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Courtesy of Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.Juco WR transfer D'haquille Williams has made a big first impression as an early enrollee at Auburn.
1. WR D'haquille Williams (Laplace, La./Mississippi Gulf Coast CC): The No. 1-ranked prospect in the ESPN JC 50 is already committed to Auburn and visited this past weekend for Auburn’s miracle win over Alabama. This talented wide receiver, however, is still considering LSU and it appears to be a neck-and-neck battle. Williams’ MGCCC teammate Derrick Moncrief is also committed to Auburn which could certainly play in the favor of the Tigers -- Auburn that is.


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SEC recruiting storylines: Nov. 14 

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A week after LSU-Alabama took center stage in the recruiting universe, the Auburn Tigers will take the spotlight this weekend with a number of big-time prospects expected on the Plains.

Stellar visitor list expected on the Plains


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SEC recruiting storylines: Oct. 17 

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Taking a look back at the week that was in SEC recruiting and looking ahead to future visits as teams build toward signing day:

Aggies could make big splash Saturday


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SEC class rankings analysis 

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Each Wednesday, ESPN RecruitingNation updates its national class rankings. For an in-depth look at the SEC, check out our conference rankings:

1. Alabama, 21 commits: The Crimson Tide sit atop the RecruitingNation class rankings with a class that features 15 ESPN 300 prospects, including most recent commitment Ronnie Clark (Calera, Ala./Calera), the No. 96 overall prospect. Alabama remains in the hunt for several five-star prospects, including No. 1 overall Leonard Fournette (New Orleans/Saint Augustine) and No. 9 Marlon Humphrey (Hoover, Ala./Hoover).


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During the summer, GatorNation will analyze each of the scholarship players on the Florida roster -- excluding the Gators’ 2013 recruiting class -- in our Gator Breakdown series. Starting with No. 1 Quinton Dunbar, we will go through the roster numerically, finishing with No. 97 Brad Phillips.

No. 4 Damien Jacobs
Senior nose tackle

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Reed completes difficult journey to UF

February, 11, 2013
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For most highly rated high school football players, the path to college football is simple. Graduate from high school, enroll at the college you chose and begin your career. For new Florida defensive tackle signee Jarran Reed, the path has been much more difficult.

The 6-foot-4, 305-pound lineman, graduated from Goldsboro (N.C.) High School in 2011 and attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. After graduating from the prep school, Reed attended East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Mississippi.

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Courtesy of the Reed family From left, Florida signee Jarran Reed, brother Donald "Dee" Pollock III, grandmother Mable S. Langston, mother Anjanette S. Reed and brother Ezra Reed.
Reed originally committed to his home-state North Carolina Tar Heels before switching his commitment to Ole Miss. It wasn't until national signing day that Reed made a final decision to choose the Gators.

Reed said his comfort level with the Florida coaching staff is what ultimately led to his decision to attend Florida.

"I wanted to go somewhere where I felt comfortable, somewhere where I'd like to be," Reed said. "I felt very comfortable with Florida. I felt real comfortable there and I feel like I'm very compatible with the team.

"I love Coach [Will] Muschamp. I know he's going to make me be a better player. Also playing under Coach Muschamp, with him being a defensive coach, he stays fired up about the defense, and that's one thing I love about our defense."

The three-star tackle admits his journey to major college football has been a difficult one, but Reed said his experience helped him grow on and off the field.

"It's been a hard journey but I've learned a lot," he said. "What it took for me to get here made me a better person and a better player and I'm just thankful or the chance that I got to come to Florida."

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GatorNation: Recruiting mailbag 

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Now that signing day is complete, it's time to dive in to the GatorNation recruiting mailbag and answer the questions you want to know. Because of the amount of questions we’ve received, we won’t be able to get to all of them today, but we encourage you to ask your questions on our Insider fan forum, The Chompions Club.


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Juco DT Reed signs with UF

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Junior college defensive tackle Jarran Reed (Goldsboro, N.C./East Mississippi CC) has signed his letter of intent to play football at the University of Florida.

The 6-foot-4, 305-pound lineman chose Florida over Alabama.

Reed, who previously had been committed to Ole Miss before officially decommitting last Thursday, joins two other defensive tackles in Florida's class: commit Caleb Brantley and early enrollee Darious Cummings.

Reed, Cummings and Florida defensive tackle Damien Jacobs all attended EMCC.

SEC recruiting primer

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ESPN RecruitingNation has signing day covered. Follow ESPNU’s coverage, chat with analysts and get breaking news on our Signing Day Live page beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET through 7 p.m. ET. For more on what to expect on signing day, check out the SEC conference breakdown Insider.

Bold Prediction for the SEC:

Ole Miss' class will eventually be ranked in the top five nationally with the addition of No. 1 overall prospect Robert Nkemdiche from Loganville (Ga.) Grayson and possibly ESPN 150 prospects Chris Jones from Houston (Miss.) High and Antonio Conner from Batesville (Miss.) South Panola.

SEC East

Florida
Biggest need: Florida wants immediate help at defensive tackle. Jarran Reed from Scooba (Miss.) East should be able to provide that if he decides to sign with the Gators on national signing day.
Biggest recruit: The Gators have two five-star commitments: cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III from Tampa (Fla.) Wharton and running back Kelvin Taylor from Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades. No other school in the country can say that.

Georgia
Biggest need: The Bulldogs would like to pick up another top offensive lineman. They looked destined to land Laremy Tunsil from Lake City (Fla.), but the competition has heated up for him lately.
Biggest recruit: With 12 ESPN 300 commitments, Georgia has plenty of star power. However, it's impossible to overvalue the commitment of Brice Ramsey from Kingsland (Ga.) Camden, a quarterback the Bulldogs can build around.

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GatorNation signing day predictions 

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida Gators, with the No. 1-ranked recruiting class in the country, have already filled a majority of their class. With signing day just a few short days away, the Gators will look to put the final pieces of the puzzle in place.


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DT Reed down to two SEC schools 

February, 3, 2013
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Jarran Reed has decommitted from Ole Miss and is down to two SEC powerhouses.


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Editor's note: Leading up to signing day, TideNation will examine the remaining uncommitted (and committed) prospects still considering the University of Alabama. Today, we look at junior college defensive tackle Jarran Reed, an Ole Miss commitment.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Junior college defensive tackle Jarran Reed (Goldsboro, N.C./East Mississippi CC) is currently committed to Ole Miss, but as it is with many of the top recruits in the country, his status is still in flux.


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GatorNation: Chomp Confidential 

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GatorNation brings you the latest installment of Chomp Confidential, a look inside Florida football recruiting for GatorNation subscribers only. As with anything exclusive, what's reported in the weekly Chomp Confidential must stay here. A few things discussed in this week's update:

" Latest on Kennard Swanson
" How many more can Florida take?
" Thursday's in-home visits

Check out the weekly Chomp Confidential.


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Top five remaining targets 

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One week remains until national signing day and the Gators have their sights set on roughly nine to 12 prospects. Florida has 26 verbal commitments, and with only a few spots remaining, here's a look at the top five prospects who have a chance to be a part of Florida's class.


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GatorNation recruiting mailbag 

January, 29, 2013
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It’s time to dip into the GatorNation recruiting mailbag and answer your questions. Because of the amount of questions we’ve received, we won’t be able to get to all of them today -- but we encourage you to post your questions on our Insider fan forum, The Chompions Club.

driverag17: Signing day is coming, and obviously we are all really excited to see how everything turns out. However we all know sometimes the recruits wait longer to sign their LOI. Do you see any of our targets going past signing day on their decisions?


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