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4-star CB Jaycee Horn still loving Wake

Demon Deacon Digest caught up with Wake target Jaycee Horn at the Nike Opening event in Charlotte.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — He now holds offers from more than 45 programs, and announced a top-seven that included college football powerhouses Tennessee, Ole Miss, Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina, Ohio State

and Wake Forest.

Alpharetta High School (Georgia) cornerback Jaycee Horn continues to love the Deacs, regardless of how much his recruitment blows up.

“They’re the first school to believe in me. They visited me right after the season and gave me my first offer,” Horn said at the Nike Opening camp in Charlotte last weekend. “That program is on the come-up. They have some other Atlanta DBs coming in, like Troy Simon.”

Wake defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel is making quite an impact on Horn’s thought process.

“I like the defensive coordinator, Jay Sawvel. He works with the DBs. He’s had a lot of success at Minnesota, and I think he can do a good job developing me if I go there,” he said. “He wasn’t getting four and five star DBs at Minnesota. He was developing them and sending them to the league. That shows what a good DB coach he is.”

Horn also knows he can get to the NFL through Winston-Salem.

“First round. Kevin Johnson,” Horn said. “He went there, so it’s not like if you go to Wake Forest you can’t be first round. You can go there and become a first round corner, especially with coach Sawvel.”

The Deacs are facing intense competition for Horn’s commitment, but there’s a lot at Wake that has Horn’s attention.

“I probably wouldn’t be here without them. They were the first to give me a chance, but it’s not just that. I like that program and it’s moving upward,” he said. “They have great facilities and have a great recruiting class coming in. I’m really close with Troy Simon, and he stays on me about Wake. I just like everything about them right now.”

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