January 26, 2011

Golson has 'great time' on official visit

Senquez Golson committed to Ole Miss last summer and has stayed solid throughout the process.

So, when he arrived Friday for his official visit, the two-sport star just wanted to become more familiar with the campus and spend time with his future teammates. The trip held no surprises, but it strengthened his already high regard for the Rebels.

"It was just like coming home," Golson said. "Everything was so good, it was just a great weekend. I've been up there, but every time is better, and I'm getting to close to being there all the time."

Golson, a 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback out of Pascagoula, Miss., picked Ole Miss over finalists Alabama and Florida State. He's also expected to be an outfielder for the Rebels baseball team. While it was a football official visit, Golson talked to the baseball coaches, as well.

"They just told me again that it will be just fine for me to play both sports," Golson said. "We haven't worked out the exact schedule for how spring and fall will go, but we're going to make it happen. That's the next thing for me. You know if was up to me I'd play them both everyday."

Golson hasn't entertained any other schools since July, but there is a potential roadblock with his Ole Miss plans: the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Perfect Game lists Golson the No. 145 2011 prospect for the upcoming MLB Draft, and sources tell RebelGrove.com that scouts project Golson to receive a mid-six figure offer, depending on the organization that selects him.

And while other sources say Golson has a seven-figure number in mind to keep him from college, the prospect would rather stay away from numbers and draft conversation.

"I don't want to get into numbers or any of that because that just adds pressure," Golson said. "I just want to play this season the best I can, and then I'll listen if something comes up. I've had some scout in-homes and things, but my mind is on playing baseball and football for Ole Miss.

"That's been my dream, and I'm close to it."

Golson is a three-star prospect, accordint to Rivals.com. He's the No. 10 player in Mississippi and No. 33 cornerback nationally.

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