South Carolina star cornerback Jaycee Horn announced on Monday that he’s opting out of the remainder of the season to begin preparing for the NFL draft.
Horn’s decision comes a day after South Carolina fired head coach Will Muschamp.
ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. lists Horn as the sixth-best draft-eligible cornerback.
Horn is the son of former NFL wideout Joe Horn.
Horn, a junior, leaves South Carolina with the most interceptions (2) and pass breakups (6) on the team this season.
South Carolina fell to 2-5 after a loss to Ole Miss on Saturday.
The Gamecocks, who host Missouri this weekend, have three remaining regular-season games.