After the 2013 college football season came to a close, Ole Miss Rebels’ offensive tackle Austin Golson announced his plans to transfer out of Oxford, Mississippi.
Last week, a report surfaced that Golson wanted to play for the defending SEC Champion Auburn Tigers, likely because it is just an hour away from his hometown of Prattville, Alabama.
According to Hugh Kellenberger of The Clarion-Ledger, Golson will indeed be enrolling at Auburn.
Austin Golson is leaving Ole Miss to transfer to an SEC West rival, but not on the terms once thought possible.
Ole Miss announced Monday that the sophomore offensive tackle will do so as a “walk-on,” following “normal transfer rules.”
“We wish him the very best,” coach Hugh Freeze said in a statement.
Golson was a very highly touted offensive tackle recruit, but began his Ole Miss career at right guard. He part of the historic 2013 recruiting class that featured 5-star defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, 5-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, 5-star wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and 5-star safety Tony Conner. Golson, a long time Florida State Seminoles’ commit, was the fifth-highest rated player in the class.
Golson will walk-on for the 2014 season, meaning he will have to pay his own way and won’t be eligible to play unless he receives a waiver.