Four-Star OT Austin Golson Decommits from Florida State, Leaning Toward Ole Miss

By Patrick Schmidt
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Hugh Freeze may have done it again.

Austin Golson (Prattville, Al., Prattville) has decommitted from Florida State and will choose between the Seminoles and Ole Miss.

The 6-6 285-pound Golson visited Ole Miss last weekend along with fellow top offensive tackle recruit Laremy Tunsil, and if the two top linemen commit to Hugh Freeze and the Rebels they could be massive bookends along the offensive line for the next three to four years in Oxford, Ms.

Golson’s decision to decommit from Jimbo Fisher and the Seminoles is a bit of a surprise considering he has been committed to the program since the start of the 2011 season when Golson was just a sophomore. Now that he is more experienced about the whole recruiting process his decision about where he wants to play and go to school is different than what he thought as a 16-year old kid.

With a scheduled visit to Gus Malzahn and Auburn this weekend coming two weeks after a trip to Alabama I think he was feeling the pressure to at least give the in-state programs a chance to win him over, and that’s not uncommon in the recruiting world. Alabama may not have the room to add him in this class, so I rule them out.

Auburn has been making a late surge on the recruiting trail in recent days and could be a dark horse candidate to woo him and the last visit is usually telling about where a recruit ends up, but I think they’re getting in the race too late and it’s a two-team race between Ole Miss and FSU.

It is not known if Golson will wait til National Signing Day on Feb. 6 to make his final decision, and he could change his mind as so many recruits to at this time, and stick with Florida State. However, you can’t discount what Freeze is doing at Ole Miss where Golson would add to the historic class coming to Oxford next season and that is where I think the four-star tackle chooses to play football in 2013.

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