Marcel Reed, who is rated the No. 17 quarterback in the country in the class of 2023 by 247Sports, has committed to play in the SEC.

Reed is from Nashville, Tennessee (Montgomery Bell Academy) and the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder chose the Rebels over an offer list that also included Arkansas and Vanderbilt among a reported 20 offers.

His father Ron is a long-time coach including 10-years as the head coach at Tennessee State. His grandfather played in the NFL. Reed explained why he chose the Rebels.

“Just the place of Oxford honestly,” Reed told 247Sports. “Every time I’m up there it’s a great feeling and each time I’ve been up there it’s even better than the last time. I enjoy the coaching staff and how interactive they are with the players and their connection with everybody.”

Reed is the second commitment for Lane Kiffin and his staff in the 2023 cycle, after athlete Suntarine Perkins.

Cooper Petagna, who is a 247Sports National Analyst, offered a scouting report on Reed.

“Possesses adequate height for the position at 6-foot-1 and 175-pounds, appears to possess growth potential to add additional weight to his frame. Displays good athleticism in the pocket and above average mobility as a runner.

“Displays good foot quickness and setup in the pocket. Active mover, demonstrates some quick twitch movement ability to extend plays within the pocket. Displays a quick release with the ability to get the ball out from a variety of angles. Shows the ability to change his arm slot with or without his feet set. Live arm, shows the ability to make every throw on the field. Plays with an accelerated play tempo. Balls either out quick or he’s fleeing the pocket to extend the play. Flashes some touch and accuracy on the deep ball. Displays some velocity and shows the ability to drive the ball down the field.

Here are his highlights from Hudl: