The Tennessee Volunteers added to their already stacked 2018 recruiting class Thursday night. Four-star cornerback Jaycee Horn of Alpharetta, Georgia decided to commit to Butch Jones and the Vols.
Horn is the 23rd player to commit to the Volunteers in the 2018 recruiting cycle. He’s now the 10th player rated at least four stars or higher to be in the class as well. To this point, Tennessee’s class ranks sixth in the country and first in the SEC, ahead of Florida, Texas A&M and LSU among others.
Horn had his pick of the litter and was leaning towards SEC schools in general. The 2018 Under Armour All-American was thought to be deciding between Tennessee and South Carolina, among a few others. Per his 247Sports page, he visited Alabama back on July 21, a month after attending their camp. He also visited South Carolina’s camp on June 14. The commitment to the Vols comes a month after a two-day unofficial visit to Knoxville on July 22 and 23.
Nationally, Horn ranks 219th overall in the class of 2018. At his position, he ranks 25th. In the state of Georgia, Jaycee ranks 24th. It’s clear that the Vols are getting a pretty talented player in Jaycee Horn.
As he enters his senior season, Horn is listed at 6-feet, 174 lbs. He can certainly use his height to his advantage while facing SEC receivers who will stand only a few inches taller than him, at worst case. A look at his highlight tape on Hudl shows a player who’s a bit of a ball hawk.
Additionally, it showcases a player who can add another dimension to his game. He stars as a returner at Alpharetta High School. With safety and return man Evan Berry entering his senior season, the Vols will be looking for another threat in the return game after this season. If Horn can bring that to the collegiate level, he can help them in more ways than one.