Freeze: OL Golson pondering transfer

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.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • bob

    Family first, what a great motto for a sports team. Kudos to Coach Freeze for putting this young man’s interests first. It’s good that he doesn’t have someone trying to coerce him to stay if he feels he needs to be with family. What a great staff at Ole Miss. Integrity first.

  • what waht

    I know his family. He is leaving because he doesn’t like the drive. Not a smart move at all. Shouldn’t have been granted release because he going to auburn. Rival school

    • Rebelyell51

      If his ‘Heart” is not there, his “best” won’t be there either. Seems like a quality athlete and we need those, but only if they want to stay.

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