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Prospect Review: Austin Golson

Austin Golson

Offensive Tackle

Prattville High School (Prattville, Ala.)

6’6 284 Lbs.


Rivals: 4 star

Scout: 4 star

ESPN: 4 star

247: 4 star


Chose Ole Miss over Auburn and Florida State.

Previously committed to Florida State.

Golson also had offers from Alabama, Clemson, South Carolina, Stanford and USC among others.

Committed to Ole Miss on Feb. 6, 2013.


Possible playing time in 2013: Golson is an elite prospect who will be a three or four year starter for Ole Miss. The problem is that Pierce Burton is firmly entrenched at a tackle spot and the only one who could unseat Emmanuel McCray appears to be Laremy Tunsil. A redshirt will probably be issued unless he is needed due to injuries. This is not an indictment of Golson’s talent, it is just the nature of being a freshman lineman in the SEC.

Wrap-up: His quickness is what stands out the most about his game. When the ball is snapped he jumps up and has his hands in place right away. He can seal block better than he can get push off the ball. His feet also move really well and he could develop at either tackle spot. Once he  adds bulk in Paul Jackson’s program, he could be a game changer for Ole Miss.

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