Jacob Peeler signed quite the group in 2019. And now he has gone down the road to secure another commitment from Tupelo High School. Three-star wide receiver Jaycob Horn has verbally committed to the Rebels after unofficially visiting Oxford last weekend. Horn, the youngest son of former Saints receiver Joe Horn, chose Ole Miss over an early offer from Austin Peay.
The Magnolia State prospect is the son of former New Orleans receiver and now Northeast Community college assistant coach who had one of the best touchdown celebrations ever in the NFL and I don’t know about you, but I am excited of it potentially being recreated in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The No. 39 player in Mississippi may not be highly-ranked but he is a well-built athlete who has played on both sides of the ball for the Golden Wave. In 2018 when now-Ole Miss Rebel and former Tupelo safety Tay Standifer was injured, Horn shifted over to defense and played safety for Tupelo. And did a nice job to boot.
Committed pic.twitter.com/DFXZa00ZnX— Jaycob Horn (@jaycobhorn4) June 21, 2019
He made 42 tackles as a junior, defended three passes, and snagged one interception. Now that he is back to playing receiver, it will certainly be intriguing to see how he plays as a senior.
How does he fit in?
As stated above, the 6’1, 205-pounder is well-built and played defense last season at Tupelo. He has nice instincts and can make plays in the open-field, on the ground and in the air. He is a solid tackler one-on-one and has ball skills to boot. Although it remains to be seen what he will play at the next level, he will have his shot as a senior at Tupelo to prove his worth on offense. As for now, he appears to be a more than capable safety and would be someone who could make an impact in Oxford down the line.