MBA QB Marcel Reed flips to Texas A&M football after OIe Miss decommitment

Marcel Reed is staying in the SEC.

He just won't be playing for Ole Miss football.

The Montgomery Bell Academy four-star quarterback, who led his high school team to three TSSAA state championship games in four years, announced his commitment to Texas A&M on Monday about an hour after he tweeted his decommitment to Ole Miss, a program he'd been pledged to since April.

Reed, a dual-threat quarterback, is the No. 18 quarterback in the country for the Class of 2023 according to the 247Sports Composite and is the No. 6 recruit in Tennessee. He is currently the lone quarterback in Texas A&M's 2023 recruiting class.

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Reed, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound athlete, had taken visits to Auburn and Texas A&M in recent weeks. He was in College Station this past weekend on an official visit to the Aggies.

Reed, a four-year starter at MBA, was 147-of-250 passing for 2,198 yards with 27 touchdowns and six interceptions. He threw for 264 yards and five touchdowns in a 38-34 loss to Chattanooga Baylor in the Division II-AAA state championship game.

He finished his career with 6,357 passing yards and 62 passing TDs and 2,277 rushing yards with 38 rushing TDs.

Reed is the son of former Tennessee State football coach Rod Reed.

Texas A&M had intensified its recruitment of Reed in recent weeks, but hadn't stopped recruiting him since he committed to Ole Miss. Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and quarterbacks coach Dameyune Craig, former Auburn quarterback, was recently at Reed's home for an in-home visit.

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