South Carolina junior cornerback Jaycee Horn announced Monday evening via Twitter that he will forgo the remainder of the 2020 season and enter the 2021 NFL Draft. This news comes after former head coach Will Muschamp was relieved of his coaching duties on Sunday.
Thus far this season, Horn has started all seven games and garnered 16 total tackles along with two interceptions. He also received the Walter Camp Football Foundation's National Defensive Player of the Week award after his two-interception performance against Auburn.
"The opportunity to play SEC football was a childhood dream, that The University of South Carolina helped come true. I am forever grateful for that," Horn said on Twitter. "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."
With the departure of Horn, South Carolina still has cornerbacks Israel Mukuamu and Jammie Robinson, who combined have 65 total tackles along with two interceptions.
The Gamecocks are set to face Missouri on Saturday night at Williams-Brice Stadium for the first of their last three regular-season games. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on SEC Network Plus.