Rebel lineman Golson transfers to Auburn

Ole Miss offensive lineman Austin Golson’s desire to transfer had become a public discussion within the last month. Now it’s official.

In a statement, coach Hugh Freeze said, “Austin Golson has informed us he has decided to move closer to his family and is choosing to walk on at Auburn, following normal transfer rules. We wish him the very best.”

Golson said last month that he was considering transferring closer to his home in Prattville, Ala., because both of his grandfathers were sick. That should make him a candidate for a hardship waiver of the NCAA’s one-year residency rule for transfers.

Golson – a sophomore who left spring drills as No. 1 at right tackle for Ole Miss – could be a starting tackle for Auburn when the defending SEC champs visit Oxford on Nov. 1.

Golson was part of the Rebels’ prized 2013 recruiting class that included defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, safety Tony Connor and receiver Laquon Treadwell. He played in 12 games last season.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

About Parrish Alford

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.