Nov 9, 2019; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive back Jaycee Horn (1) breaks up a pass to Appalachian State Mountaineers wide receiver Thomas Hennigan (5) during the second quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

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South Carolina CB Horn opts out to prepare for NFL draft

South Carolina junior cornerback Jaycee Horn announced Monday that he is opting out of the rest of the season to begin preparations for the 2021 NFL Draft.

Horn’s decision comes one day after the Gamecocks fired coach Will Muschamp.

Horn is the son of former NFL receiver Joe Horn, a four-time Pro Bowl selection who played 12 seasons from 1996-2007.

“The opportunity to play SEC football was a childhood dream, that The University of South Carolina helped come true,” Jaycee Horn said in his announcement. “I am forever grateful for that. During these 3 years, there have been ups and downs, but USC has helped me create a lot of bonds & memories that I will cherish and hold onto for a lifetime! I am honored and words can’t express how blessed I am to have played for this university. Thank you to all the REAL fans for supporting me even when times were tough. …

“Since I was 7 years old, I’ve always dreamed of playing professional football and the time has come to take the next step in my career. After much thought, I have decided to forego the rest of the season and prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.”

Horn had 16 tackles and two interceptions in seven games this season. He started 29 of 30 games played at South Carolina.

Horn is considered a possible first-round pick.

Mike Bobo is interim coach at South Carolina (2-5) after the firing of Muschamp. The Gamecocks have three regular-season games remaining including Saturday’s home game against Missouri.

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