When you compare how the 2012 baseball season ended for Senquez Golson to the improvement he made in football and how well he was playing at the end of the football season, it’s not surprising he’s now a one-sport athlete.
The doesn’t mean giving up baseball was an easy decision.
It also doesn’t mean he looks back with regrets at his decision not to accept a contract offer from the Boston Red Sox valued in excess of $1 million.
“Nah … never. It’s probably the best decision I’ve made to come here,” Golson said.
Golson left open the possibility that he would play baseball again – He didn’t specify where – if football doesn’t work out.
Football appears to be going well for Golson right now. He had 36 tackles and three interceptions last year as a sophomore, all three picks coming in his last three games. He appeared in 12 games and started six.
New cornerbacks coach Jason Jones says Golson is showing a greater understanding on several fronts including pad level, eyes and knowing his assignments.
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze says Golson’s development is fast-tracked by focusing only on football.
“We’re for Senquez. If he wants to play baseball we’re going to be supportive of that as we were last year,” Freeze said. “Certainly it helps in furthering his development as a corner.”