The Vols continue to add to their impressive 2018 recruiting class. This time, they picked up a commitment from the son of a former NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver.
Jaycee Horn, a four-star cornerback according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, tweeted out his commitment to Tennessee early Thursday evening.
— JUNGLE BOY 🦍 (@jayceehorn_10) August 24, 2017
Horn is rated as the No. 219 overall player in the country by the 247Sports Composite rankings, and he holds scholarship offers from nearly 40 different schools. Horn holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State, LSU, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, and many others. He was reportedly choosing between South Carolina and Tennessee prior to his decision.
Jaycee Horn is the son of former four-time NFL Pro Bowl receiver Joe Horn. The elder Horn played in the NFL for 12 years and primarily played for the New Orleans Saints. Horn caught 603 passes for 8,744 yards and 58 touchdowns in his 163 career NFL games.
As a junior, Jaycee Horn picked off seven passes and returned one for a touchdown. He also broke up 25 other passes. He’s also proven to be a dynamic punt returner for Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta, Georgia, returning at least one for a touchdown last season.
At 6-feet tall, Horn has the size, flexibility, and toughness coaches want in cornerbacks at the collegiate level, especially in the SEC. And his highlight film shows off his big play ability and tenacity.
The Vols now have 23 total commitments in their 2018 class. Horn is the third cornerback to commit to the Vols in the class, and he’s the highest-rated of that trio. Horn is also the sixth player from the state of Georgia to pledge his commitment to the Vols in the 2018 class.