Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has confirmed that sophomore offensive lineman Austin Golson is considering transferring out of the program in an effort to move closer to his Prattville, Ala., home.
Golson has two grandparents with health concerns, Freeze said.
Auburn was involved in Golson’s recruiting in the Class of 2013, as was Florida State and many others. Auburn has been mentioned as a possible destination, RebelGrove.com has reported.
A transfer from Ole Miss is not a done deal, Freeze said.
“He is going to look into his options. Nothing has been decided,” Freeze said.
Freeze added that he would “probably” not try to block a transfer to an SEC West rival given the circumstances.
“Both granddads are sick. We don’t want someone here who doesn’t want to be here.”
Golson’s potential departure would be another blow to an offensive line trying to build depth. He left spring drills as the No. 1 right tackle.
Junior college transfer Fahn Cooper is completing course work this semester and is expected to be on campus in June.
Golson was a four-star recruit and was rated the No. 52 player in the nation, the No. 3 offensive tackle by ESPN.