Since Jaycee Horn stepped into the SEC Country studios on Aug. 24 and committed to the University of Tennessee, the Vols’ football team won four games, lost eight and fired its head coach.
And since then, more schools have shown interest in the 4-star senior defensive back from Alpharetta High School. Since verbally committing to the Vols, Horn has visited South Carolina, Clemson and Georgia.
This past weekend, as Tennessee lost to Vanderbilt and their irate fanbase halted the hiring of Greg Schiano as its next head coach, Horn visited South Carolina again. And on Sunday at 3:12 p.m., Horn sent out a tweet, announcing he was de-committing from Tennessee and re-opening his recruitment.
“I want to thank Coach (Butch) Jones and the staff for giving me the opportunity to play at such a great university,” Horn wrote. “… This is one of the hardest decisions I’ve made, but ultimately I have to make the best decision for me.”
Horn — the son of Joe Horn, a former NFL wide receiver — has received 41 offers from Division I schools, according to 247sports.com. Ten of those offers are from SEC schools and 11 are from ACC schools.
According to MaxPreps.com, Horn tallied 44 tackles and intercepted five passes during his senior season at Alpharetta. He also caught a touchdown pass, returned 13 punts for 158 yards. He helped the Raiders go 11-2, before they lost in the third round of the playoffs.
ESPN ranks Horn as the 142nd best prospect in the country for the 2018 class.
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