ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Alpharetta standout cornerback Jaycee Horn announced last week he will continue his collegiate career at the University of South Carolina after de-committing from Tennessee.
“I feel most comfortable at this university and I feel like this is the best place for me,” Horn said on Twitter.
Ranked 142nd nationally in ESPN’s top-300 for the class of 2018, Horn was named an Under Armour All-American in September.
During his 2017 senior campaign, Horn compiled 44 total tackles (38 solo, 6 assists) with five interceptions and 12 passes defended, splitting his playing time between corner and safety. He also added 147 all-purpose yards and a touchdown reception. The Raiders reached the quarterfinals of the state playoffs for the first time in program history this year, compiling an 11-2 overall record.
Horn committed to Tennessee in August, but de-committed in November.
He thanked then Volunteers’ head coach Butch Jones, the UT coaching staff and fans, in a statement on Twitter.
“This is one of the hardest decisions I’ve made, but ultimately I have to make the best decision for me,” the statement said.
Horn chose Tennessee over the Gamecocks and Alabama in August, but made an official visit to South Carolina earlier this month.
He announced his commitment Dec. 18.
“I want to start by thanking my family, coaches, close friend and everyone who supported me in this decision,” he said on Twitter. “I want to thank my family for believing me when no one else believed. I want to thank my coaches for taking me into Alpharetta and developing me. I want to thank my teammates for helping me get better every day and molding me into the player I am today.”
“This has been a long process and I gained great relationships with a lot of coaches. With that said, on Dec. 20 I will be signing with the University of South Carolina,” the statement said.
Horn will compete at the Under Armour All-America game Jan. 4 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.