Gatorcountry.com confirmed today that JUCO defensive tackle Jarran Reed will not enroll at the University of Florida this summer like he originally planned. Reed had some trouble in the classroom and he did not meet the required credit hours to be able to enroll in classes at Florida this summer.
“No sir, I have some credits to finish up.” Reed to Andrew Spivey today. “But I will be able to enroll in January.”
The addition of Reed was going to give the Gators a player who was ready to step in and play right away after spending the last year at East Mississippi Community College where he was teammates with Darious Cummings and Damien Jacobs.
Reed told GatorCountry that he will return to East Mississippi to continue working towards his AA degree and that he will play football there in the Fall.
“I plan to play JUCO again this year.” Reed said. “I’ll have three years to play when I get to Florida.”
By not being able to enroll this year, Reed is technically not bound to the letter of intent he signed last signing day. Despite being free to sign with a different school, Reed said he still plans on joining the Gators once he is cleared academically.
“I still plan on signing with Florida in December.” Reed said. “The coaches have told me to just finish up strong, hit the books hard and be ready for December. The coaches support me all the way. I’m still a Gator.
Reed has roughly 25 credit hours to complete before he can earn his AA degree and be accepted to the university. If Reed can complete those credit hours by December the coaching staff would still like to add him to the roster.
We’ll keep you updated about the situation as more information becomes available.