On Wednesday, LSU defensive backs coach Corey Raymond jumped into the mix with 39 other schools in offering Alpharetta (Ga.) cornerback Jaycee Horn, who is one of the fastest rising prospects in the 2018 class. Horn was immediately intrigued at the offer as he grew up an LSU fan watching the Tigers from nearby New Orleans as his father, Joe Horn, starred for the New Orleans Saints.
"I was very excited because I like LSU and I grew up watching them and the great defensive backs they had there," Horn said. "He (Raymond) just seems like a cool coach. I can't wait to get on campus to talk with him and get a better relationship with him also."
The 6-1, 170-pound cornerback was a big fan growing up of former LSU defensive backs Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, Morris Claiborne and Eric Reid, but two stand out to him as players he models his game after: Peterson and Mathieu.
"I say that because my coaches give me an assignment to follow the opposing teams best receiver and shut him down. Similar to what the Cardinals do with Patrick Peterson," Horn explained. "I say Tyrann because he just always find ways to make plays and if you check out my film, that's what I do."
On his visit to LSU, which isn't scheduled just yet, Horn wants to get a better feel for life outside of football while meeting the staff. Horn said he hasn't talked with any other LSU coaches just yet, but is looking forward to building those relationships.
"Just more about the academic help and stuff like that. Want to check out the dorms and stuff. And just talk with all the coaches," Horn told Tiger Blitz.
Alabama, Ole Miss, Missouri, Wake Forest, South Carolina and a few others are among the schools coming after Horn the hardest right now.
Horn plans to get to Florida, Georgia, LSU and Wake Forest in the near future as he looks for the right balance in a school for him at the next level.
"Just somewhere I'm comfortable and have good relationships with the coaches and also academics."
Horn doesn’t have a timeline on a decision or have any standout schools. The only visit set in stone right now is a trip to Wake Forest on March 17.