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Former four-star OL transfers from Ole Miss, walks on at Auburn

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Here’s a transfer situation you don’t see very often: Offensive lineman Austin Golson is transferring from Ole Miss to walk on at Auburn.

Golson, a four-star member of Ole Miss’ heralded 2013 recruiting class, decided to leave Ole Miss in April to be closer to his sick grandparents. For the native of Prattville, Ala., Auburn — about an hour’s drive away — made the most sense. Golson will be eligible to play for Auburn in 2015, but will have to pay his way through school in 2014.

As a freshman with Ole Miss, Golson played 12 games as a reserve at right guard in 2013 and very well could’ve started at right tackle in Oxford this fall. Rated as the No. 8 tackle and No. 118 overall player in the recruiting class of 2013, Golson should provide a nice boost to Auburn’s offensive line in a year and a half.

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7 Responses to “Former four-star OL transfers from Ole Miss, walks on at Auburn”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: May 12, 2014 10:10 AM

    I think if you are paying your own way through school you shouldn’t have to lose a year of eligibility due to transfer.

  2. bigthymie93 says: May 12, 2014 10:22 AM

    Excellent comment.

  3. planecrashguy says: May 12, 2014 10:23 AM

    Wonder why the young man did not request a hardship transfer? Also surprised Mississippi would grant a release to allow a transfer to another SEC school.

  4. mattacc31 says: May 12, 2014 11:11 AM

    Plane I don’t think Ole Miss needed to give him his release in this situation, as he isn’t taking a scholarship at Auburn. Pretty sure that has to be why he is walking on. Not 100% on this but I believe this to be true

  5. scbaby2013 says: May 12, 2014 11:20 AM

    Yeah if your paying your own way u should be able to play right away…I totally agree

  6. bigdinla says: May 12, 2014 3:02 PM

    Pretty sure his hardship was declined.

  7. onlyoneleft says: May 12, 2014 11:13 PM

    Some Awbarn booster will pay his way.

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