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Former four-star lineman likely leaving Ole Miss

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In a positional grouping that can ill afford it, Ole Miss has seen its depth along the offensive line take yet another hit.

Austin Golson, Rivals.com first reported Monday morning, has decided to leave the Rebels football program.  While initially stating that the player “is going to look into his options. Nothing has been decided,” head coach Hugh Freeze subsequently confirmed that Golson is leaving the Rebels.

There appears to be some miscommunication between the two parties as Golson later told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger he hasn’t decided one way or the other.

“My family comes before football,” Golson said. “There hasn’t been a definite decision.”

Golson has two grandparents with health concerns, the coach said, and is looking at a transfer closer to his home in Prattville, Ala.

As a true freshman last season, Golson, a four-star 2013 recruit rated as the No. 9 tackle in the country, played in 12 games, mainly at the guard position.  He was viewed as the likely starter at right tackle exiting spring.

Auburn and Alabama were considerations for Golson before signing with Ole Miss in February of last year.

With Golson’s departure, if it comes to fruition, the Rebels have now seen seven linemen, including three starters, from a year ago leave the program for various reasons.

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6 Responses to “Former four-star lineman likely leaving Ole Miss”
  1. patbocam says: Apr 21, 2014 10:17 PM

    Unlike the QB from mizzou in the previous article this is an acceptable reason to transfer. Wish the kid well and hope he’s able to get home more often to be with his family.

  2. lolnfl says: Apr 21, 2014 10:29 PM

    lol kids going to ole miss…that 2013 class was so dumb. now you see them regretting it.

  3. musiccitymiracle2 says: Apr 21, 2014 10:34 PM

    Prattville is about an hour from Auburn right? Fire up the bus, Gus…

    Seriously, good luck to the kid. Family first.

  4. bigdinla says: Apr 22, 2014 8:29 AM

    The grandparents are just an excuse for him to leave. Hope he has to go to Troy it South Alabama.

  5. chc4 says: Apr 22, 2014 9:16 AM

    Don’t most college age people have 2 grandparents with health issues? That’s if they aren’t already deceased. Lame excuse.

  6. dhardy8207 says: Apr 24, 2014 9:47 AM

    Wow… some just continue to stoop to a new low…
    People (supposedly grownups) come on to a thread and read it then slam the young man for the decision he’s making and the reason for that decision.

    First, shall I point out to the “bright folks” questioning the reason; a lot of this generation has or is currently being raised by grand parents. Unless you know of his personal circumstances or his background, what gives you the right to scrutinize his reasons? For all you know he may have been raised by his grand parents and now feels obligated to take his plans in a different direction because their situation or health status has changed since he started at Ole Miss.

    Secondly, his reason for transferring is a personal decision and really none of anyone else’s business. Good Lord, no wonder we have problems in this country with social relations.

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