Jaycee Horn, the nation’s No. 23 cornerback in the Class of 2018, is down to two SEC schools.
Horn, a 4-star prospect from Alpharetta (Ga.) High School, has narrowed his recruitment down to Alabama and South Carolina. He’ll announce his commitment on July 15.
The 6-foot, 170-pound prospect broke down why those two schools are his final schools.
On Alabama: “Alabama is in it simply because it’s Alabama and there’s not a program that can develop you better. Also, I have a chance to compete for playing time early.
On South Carolina: “South Carolina is in it because I have great relationships with their staff, and they also have a lot of success with DBs. They had all those guys at Florida.”
Horn grew up a big Alabama fan, but South Carolina has truly done a great job recruiting him and has a great chance of stealing away one of the team’s top targets.
If I had to make a prediction today, Alabama would be my pick because the team has a serious need for cornerbacks this cycle and because of him growing up a big fan. His father, former NFL wide receiver Joe Horn, actually believes Alabama is the closest program you can get to being in the league.
“He thinks it’s the closest thing you’re going to get to the NFL, especially for a DB,” Horn said. “They run an NFL type of defense. They play a lot of man to man. Nick Saban, you can debate on the fact that he’s the best DB coach in the nation right now.”