Each week, we spotlight the performances of Tennessee’s Class of 2018 recruits in how they fared with their respective high school teams. In this edition, we look at defensive backs Jaycee Horn and Trey Dean, and defensive tackle Jamarcus Chatman.
Tennessee football commit Jaycee Horn could become one of the cornerstones of the Volunteers defense down the line.
He plays the role of shutdown cornerback for Alpharetta (Ga.) High School right now. In his senior season, he has helped lead the Raiders to a 5-1 record with four games left in the season.
Alpharetta is on a five-game winning streak and has only allowed just over 15 points per game in the streak. Horn is a big reason why.
Horn has 5 interceptions this season, all coming in the past three games, according to MaxPreps.com. There aren’t many opportunities for Horn to make a play on the ball, but when the chance comes, he’s taken advantage.
The Vols saw a few of their commitments waver in their pledge to the Vols. Horn, however, tweeted out a picture meant to reaffirm his commitment.
— JUNGLE BOY 🦍 (@jayceehorn_10) October 2, 2017
Horn will continue to be an integral part of Tennessee’s Class of 2018. If some recruits flip, he will be an even bigger part.
Trey Dean plays safety for Dutchtown (Ga.) High School. He also likely factors in to be an important part of this cycle for Tennessee.
Dutchtown improved to a 4-2 record on Friday with a 24-20 win over Locust Grove. Dean has led the defense, which has been one of the stingiest in Georgia all season.
The Bulldogs have allowed an average of 9.5 points per game this season, according to MaxPreps.
Dean reaffirmed his commitment on Tuesday this past week.
— Trey Dean (@__TD3) October 3, 2017
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound safety has the potential to form a strong secondary one day for the Vols. They are showing good signs right now by helping shut down high school opponents.
Keeping with the defensive commits in Georgia theme, Jamarcus Chatman seems to be on his way to a second consecutive state championship with Rome High School.
The Wolves has won all six of their games this season.
Chatman helps make up one of the best defensive lines in the state. Rome has Chatman, LSU commit Ja’Quon Griffin and one of the top uncommitted prospects in the country in Adam Anderson.
Chatman remains solidly committed to the Vols.