Four-star 2023 Quarterback Marcel Reed Commits to Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. Head coach Lane Kiffin and his staff hosted some of the nation’s top recruits for the Grove Bowl this weekend, and it paid off as the Rebels have landed another elite quarterback in Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, Tenn.) gunslinger Marcel Reed.
The talented four-star announced Monday afternoon via Instagram live his commitment to #ComeToTheSip. He heads to Oxford as the No.17 overall QB in the 2023 class and the No.7 athlete out of Tennessee.
— MBA Football (@MBAFootball) April 25, 2022
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Reed held offers from SEC schools including: Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and A&M. He also received offers from Baylor, Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville, Marshall, Miami, TCU, Tennessee State, Tulane, Virginia Tech, Penn State and Morehouse.
It is no secret that the 2023 QB recruiting race has been hot as of late.
This past weekend, Coach Kiffin, co-offensive coordinator Charlie Weis Jr. and assistant quarterback Coach Dane Stevens did a fantastic job showing Reed, one of the nation’s top quarterbacks, just why Oxford and Ole Miss are the place to be.
— Marcel Reed (@MarcelReed12) April 24, 2022
After a long courtship, the Rebels are gaining not only an elite quarterback, but one who is extremely athletic, excelling in track and field and basketball.
MBA QB @MarcelReed12 with a DOT.
One of the top QBs in the country, and only getting better pic.twitter.com/V0R6vysUex
— QB Country Nashville (@QBC_Nashville) March 29, 2022
It’s in his DNA
Reed is no stranger to the demands of football; you could say it’s in his DNA. The son of former Tennessee State head coach Rod Reed will be ready to compete the moment he arrives.
A star at Montgomery Bell, Reed has been outstanding at the helm of the Big Red. He has helped elevate the program and to date has notched 23 running touchdowns and 35 passing.
As a sophomore he helped his team to the Tennessee Division II-AAA state semifinals. During his junior campaign, Reed led his team to a Division II-AAA state title game appearance. Will a state title come next? That would not be a surprise.
Fit In The Sip
Reed’s football IQ and his disciplined approach to the game will add a great deal to the already-talented Ole Miss QB room.
— QB Country Nashville (@QBC_Nashville) April 19, 2022
Here are some of Reed’s attributes:
- Extreme athleticism
- Strong football IQ
- Immense mobility in the run game
- Quick release and good field radar to get the ball out from different angles
- Great off the cuff playmaker
- Plays well in uptempo setting
- Strong arm with potential to improve deep ball
Welcome to the Ole Miss family, Marcel! Rebel Nation is excited to add another top 2023 player to the #PartyInTheSip.
(Feature image graphic: Lee Ann Herring)
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.