UCF running back Micah Reed announced Tuesday on his Instagram account that he will transfer elsewhere for his junior season.

Reed, who was a third-string running back last season, leaves the Knights after appearing in 23 games, finishing with 223 yards on 59 carries and five catches for 46 yards.

The former three-star recruit committed to UCF in 2013 over offers from Florida, Louisville and Texas, among others. However, Reed saw limited action last season with juniors Willy Stanback and Dontravious Wilson splitting carries and cementing themselves as the leading backfield tandem.

Reed's highest rushing performance came in a Nov. 22 win against SMU, where he started in place of Stanback and Wilson, who were both sidelined due to injuries. Reed finished with 80 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.

"I appreciate everything this school has done for me. It's been a great two years. I won two conference championships here and I don't regret anything," he posted. "This program has made me into the man I am today and I am very grateful for that. But a new journey has opened up and the process has started all again."

It's uncertain where Reed plans to transfer, but Kennesaw State, Southeastern Louisiana and Samford are all on his radar, according to a news release.

"I appreciate the coaches and every member of the staff. It hasn't been anything but love. I'm going to miss my teammates and my team, but the future is bright ahead. It's been real, UCF. Thanks for the opportunity, GOL," Reed said in his post.


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