Austin Golson was one of the prized recruits in the Ole Miss Rebels recruiting class in 2013 as one of the top offensive tackles in the nation, but now Golson is thinking about transferring and could be headed to another SEC west program.
According to Hugh Kellenberger of the Clarion-Ledger, Golson has not made a definitive decision to transfer, but Ole Miss head coach said they are allowing Golson to explose his options. The reason for his potential (likely) transfer is to be closer to his Prattville, Al. home to be near his grandfathers who are experiencing health problems.
In the meantime Golson is still in classes and is not thinking about potential destinations should he transfer to be with his ailing grandparents.
If Golson follows through with a transfer, the Auburn Tigers are believed to be the likely destination considering it is an hour away from Prattville.
Golson appeared in 12 games last season as a true freshman at right guard but was shifted to right tackle this year and was in line to be the starting right tackle this season opposite fellow top recruit Laremy Tunsil. However, now the Rebels will have to scramble to fill the position and that job could go to junior college transfer Fahn Cooper who began his career at Bowling Green but played last season at College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn, Il.
Golson will not be eligible to play immediately for Auburn or wherever he transfers, but he can redshirt and will have three years of eligibility remaining.