Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us daily at SEC Country for the latest Tennessee recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Check out previous editions here. In this edition, we discuss how Jaycee Horn ended up with Tennessee and what it means for the Vols.
Tennessee landed one of its top targets in the Class of 2018 Thursday night in cornerback Jaycee Horn.
Horn had a long recruitment to end up with the Vols, though. He cut Tennessee off of his top-2 list for Alabama and South Carolina, but the Vols clawed their way back into the mix.
Horn said during his announcement show exclusively with SEC Country the connection with the coaching staff made the difference. Coach Butch Jones and defensive back coach Charlton Warren worked hard to build meaningful relationships with Horn and it paid off.
“I felt comfortable there, every time I went,” Horn said. “I have a great relationship with the coaching staff and the position coach. I felt wanted by Tennessee and there was just a connection.”
A big take away from the statement was saying how Horn felt ‘wanted’ by Tennessee. I think Alabama might have pulled up off of him toward the end of his recruitment which opened the door for the Vols.
This might have happened recently because Horn had a tough time deciding.
“Maybe around Monday night,” Horn said. “It was really just up and down for me. I came out with different leaders and it weighed heavily on my mind. It’s hard to say no to any of these schools, they are great universities.”
Current wide receiver commit Jatavious Harris deserves some credit for reeling in Horn. Harris has peer recruited Horn harder than anyone.
“They have a crazy fan base,” Horn said. “Even when I wear a Tennessee shirt out, I hear some people telling me go to Tennessee. I also have a great relationship with the commits they have from Georgia.”
What it means
Jones showed his recruiting abilities and work ethic once again for the Vols.
Horn’s commitment solidifies Tennessee’s spot as at least a top-10 class in the country. If the Vols can hold on to the commits, this has the makings of a potentially great recruiting class.
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