Mizzou commit Sam Horn on being dual-sport threat

By Symone Stanley

Sam Horn shocked a few college football fans with his commitment to Missouri on Sunday afternoon.

The Collins Hill Class of 2022 quarterback and right-handed pitcher received 17 different offers before locking in with Mizzou. Horn is a consensus top-100 recruit in his class, with some charts marking him top-five nationally at his position. When it comes to the mound, Prep Baseball Report marked him with a 90 fastball velocity. To put it in perspective, his class average was 79. 

The SEC will be in for a treat as Horn is determined to be a force in both baseball and football. Dual-sport collegiate athletes can occasionally receive scrutiny as they are testing their body year around. Horn is embracing the challenge and is not fazed by the pressure he may receive. 

“It’s a big deal.” Sam Horn told LakePoint Sports. “Once you go from baseball to football it takes awhile to get back into that throwing motion but once football is over I can go straight into baseball with no worries.”

According to 247Sports, Horn is now Mizzou’s ninth-highest rated recruit since the 1990’s. The young signal caller threw 41 touchdowns on over 3,900 yards while leading Collins Hill to the AAAAAAA state final in 2020. Scouts praise him for being a mobile gunslinger that can make accurate passes on the run. 

“My brother kind of compared me to like a Joe Burrow.” Horn explained. “He says I am a winner and I just play like Joe Burrow.”

While Mizzou fans spent Sunday night celebrating, some Tennessee fans were feeling discouraged. Horn definitely teased some Volunteers fans as he previously posted pictures on social media in the orange. The photos in addition to both of his parents being Tennessee alumni had some fans believing they had a chance at Horn.

“I have grown up a Tennessee fan and so when they offered me a while back and the new coaching staff reached out to me it was like a dream come true.” Horn admitted.

Sam Horn and the Collins Hill Eagles are scheduled to play in the 2021 Corky Kell Classic. The CKC is the unofficial kickoff of the Georgia high school football season and will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Horn is excited to put on a show for the Peach State before he becomes an SEC foe for his hometown Georgia fans.

“We are so excited. This year we are going to play in Mercedes benz and we’re stoked.” Horn said.