South Carolina football: Making the Gamecocks case for DBU

Antonio Allen #26 of the South Carolina Gamecocks. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Antonio Allen #26 of the South Carolina Gamecocks. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Jaycee Horn #1 of the South Carolina Gamecocks. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /


Jaycee Horn

The Gamecocks aren’t done producing talent, either. There are currently three players in the starting secondary that project as Day 1 or 2 selections, starting with cornerback Jaycee Horn. The son of Joe Horn, he looks to follow in his father’s footsteps at the next level.

Horn is entering his junior year, and with another solid season, he’ll be off to the NFL in 2021. He’s been team’s best corner cover over the last two seasons, and has a legitimate shot at being the first defensive back to be taken off the board in next year’s draft.

Israel Mukuamu

Mukuamu burst onto the scene after a very productive sophomore season. His three-interception performance against Georgia alone has vaulted him into the first round of some NFL mock drafts. Possessing a rangy 6’5” frame, he and Horn will team up to produce one of the SEC’s best cornerback tandems.

Jammie Robinson

Robinson earned all-SEC honors as a freshman in 2019, and should take on an even larger role as a sophomore. He tallied 62 tackles and a pick while playing both safety and nickelback. Assuming that he continues to progress throughout his next two seasons on campus, he could be another early entry candidate when the time comes.

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