Ed Orgeron previews matchup between LSU WR Terrace Marshall Jr., South Carolina CB Jaycee Horn
LSU junior Terrace Marshall Jr. has solidified himself as one of the top wide receivers in the country. But he’s going to be tested this week, as he’s likely to draw coverage from South Carolina junior cornerback Jaycee Horn when the two teams face off on Saturday.
It could be a critical matchup that helps to decide the game. And during his Monday press conference, Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron had plenty of praise for Horn, the son of former NFL wide receiver Joe Horn, ahead of his team’s contest against the Gamecocks.
“He’s very good, especially in press coverage. He gets his hands on you and will be tight. He has a nose for the football,” Orgeron told the media. “… He’s a great press guy. He’s very handsy, in a competitive way. Obviously, he has great genes and is one of the top corners. He’s an open-field tackler, plays the ball very well, an outstanding football player.”
But Orgeron had positive things to say about Marshall as well. The junior receiver has 21 catches for 424 yards and seven touchdowns through LSU’s first three games of the season.
“Well, Marshall has an advantage over most guys because of his athletic ability and his length,” Orgeron told the media. “I’m sure we’re going to find ways to move Terrace around. He will not only be against Horn. There may be some situations where he’s in the slot or situations where he’s on the other side of the field.”
LSU and South Carolina are set to kick off on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.