Touted Ole Miss starting right tackle Austin Golson will transfer to Auburn, and he’ll probably have to sit out a year in 2014. It was reported last month that Golson was looking to transfer, and it would probably be to Auburn.
“We wish him the very best,” Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze told the Clarion Ledger.
Golson will have to pursue a hardship waiver in order to play immediately, but he’ll probably have to wait until 2015 to receive a scholarship at Auburn.
Freeze didn’t block the transfer to a division rival, and that may be surprising to some. Golson’s two grandparents’ health concerns is the primary reason he’s transferring closer to home in Prattville, Alabama.
Golson was a national top 100 player and the 10th overall offensive tackle, according to 247Sports. Golson chose Ole Miss over FSU, Alabama, UNC and Auburn. Golson exited spring as the school’s No. 1 right tackle after playing in 12 games as a freshman, mostly at the guard positions in 2013.
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