April 5, 2010

In-state cover corner visits Ole Miss

Senquez Golson made his first trip to Oxford, Miss., this past weekend.

The Pascagoula, Miss., two-sport prospect had the trip planned for quite some time and was able to take in several activities while seeing the Ole Miss campus. Golson made it in time to check out the football team's first scrimmage of the spring Friday and also watched the Rebels' baseball team play Tennessee twice at Swayze Field.

Golson - who is one of the state's top cover corners on the football field and an outfield prospect when it comes to baseball - didn't know exactly what to expect, but the visit was way better than whatever he anticipated.

"Much, much better in every way than I thought," Golson said. "It's a college town, and the whole place is all about Ole Miss. That's cool to know. If I go there, the people care about you and are interested in you."

The 6-foot, 180-pounder currently has offers from the three in-state schools and hasn't witnessed both sports at any of the three offers yet. Golson watched a football game at Mississippi State and an intrasquad baseball game during the fall, and this past weekend reversed those sports in Oxford.

"I'll see a football game at Ole Miss in the fall and want to see what it's like before making any decision, but from what I could tell, everything is the best of the best.

"The facilities and all of it. The football and baseball facilities were top of the line. I said it before, but everything was just beyond what I expected."

Following Ole Miss' football scrimmage, Golson caught up with cornerbacks coach Chris Vaughn and had positive first impressions of his would-be position coach.

"We got along, and he was easy to talk to," Golson said. "I wanted to feel him out, and it was good. You want to know you're comfortable around coaches, and I was."

Golson is scheduled to attend a Nike combine event in Baton Rouge, La., April 17, but a recent ankle injury has those plans in jeopardy. He's hoping to record his first official 40-yard dash time, but if the ankle is at all an issue, Golson will skip it.

"I have to be 100 percent," Golson said. "There will be more chances, and I don't want to throw up a bad time because of the ankle."

Golson has been invited to an ESPNU event in Orlando, Fla., this summer and was also selected to play on a Mississippi baseball all-star team in the Midwest after school finishes.

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