Juco defensive tackle Jarran Reed, a Vols target, commits to Alabama

Jarran Reed (from News Sentinel partner 247Sports)

KNOXVILLE, TennesseeJarran Reed, one of Tennessee’s top remaining targets, is off the board.

He tweeted today that he has committed to Alabama: “Want to thank God and everyone but my decision is final I will be joining Alabama…I’m committed to Tide Roll Tide Roll,” he said.

Reed originally signed with Florida but failed to qualify out of high school and enrolled at East Mississippi Community College.

The 6-foot-4 , 310-pound defensive tackle is considered an immediate impact player. The Vols are losing two senior tackles from an already thin interior defensive line.

Tennessee hopes to receive better news when receiver prospect Josh Malone makes his announcement at noon today.