We may not have many things going right for us this year. However, one thing we do have is one of, if not the top CBs in the country in Jaycee Horn.
Horn has been a big part of the defense thus far this year, even though this defense is letting teams other than Vanderbilt have their way.
He has constantly come out and produced each game and been one of the few glimmers of hope on this defensive side.
So far this season, Horn has two interceptions, 13 total tackles and has eight passes defended which is already only one less than all of 2019.
He also earned himself Defensive Player of the Week following the Auburn game and has also seen his value in draft stock booming.
With a still tough schedule ahead of the Gamecocks following this bye week, Horn will have to continue this charge at the top of the CBs against some great wide receivers in the SEC.
Horn is playing so good that he has the lowest completion percentage against him amongst power five corners, at just 24 percent. Also opposing SEC quarterbacks have only completed 18 percent against Horn on third downs.
Lowest completion % allowed among power five CBs:— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 29, 2020
➡️ Jaycee Horn, South Carolina – 24% pic.twitter.com/GEOzuwsahZ
Certainly, it seems Horn has taken the overlook from the past years and put in the work this off-season to show what he’s got which at this point looks to be a spot on the All-SEC team if the trend continues.
It’s up to Horn to get ready for a contest against a pass heavy Texas A&M after the bye week, which assures Horn to see many targeted receivers come his way.