As Eye On The U's countdown of the Top 60 players at UM continues, we take a look at No. 59: Offensive lineman Tyler Horn, who will compete for playing time this season as a backup.
> What we heard about him on Signing Day '07: Horn was not very highly-touted coming out of Memphis University High in Tennessee. He was a two-star recruit according to Rivals and picked UM over FIU and Arkansas State. But at 6-4, 290-pounds he was seen as a potential project with upside because he could play center, guard or tackle.
> What he's done as a Cane: Horn has spent two seasons on the scout team and was in for a few snaps against FSU and Charleston Southern in 2008. In the spring, he worked primarily as the backup center to AJ Trump.
> What Eye On The U expects from him in '09: With Trump's injury history, Horn is a player who could find himself in a very important role with one bad break. Of the nine offensive linemen Jeff Stoutland hopes to include in his rotation this coming season, Horn will likely be the odd man out. But should the Canes suffer injuries, he'll be right in there trying to protect Jacory Harris. That's not exactly comforting considering Horn has little experience and did not test well in the weight room compared to other offensive linemen.