July 21, 2010

Golson commits to Rebels

Back on June 11, Senquez Golson publicly named Ole Miss his leader for the first time.

The Pascagoula, Miss., cornerback visited Alabama and Florida State, along with Ole Miss after that, and Golson said Ole Miss' lead strengthened after comparing the schools.

Now, the three-star prospect believes it to be insurmountable.

Golson publicly committed to Ole Miss ___, informing the coaches of his decision. The fourth UM football commitment for 2011, Golson is rated the No. 25 corner nationally and No. 10 overall player in Mississippi for his class.

He also holds offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Memphis, Mississippi State and Southern Miss.

"Ole Miss has told me I could play both sports, and that is one of the really important things for me," Golson said. "I really like the way they run things and seem to care about the players. It's a good environment, and that is noticeable."

On top of his football talents, Golson is also a highly touted centerfielder and will be a member of the Diamond Rebels in the spring. A true two-sport athlete, Golson has participated this summer with his local legion team and also the Marucci 16s, an upper-level travel team out of Louisiana.

According to Golson, the Ole Miss football staff told him his baseball desires wouldn't be a problem and could be worked around, however, it also poses a possible danger to one of the Rebels' 25 scholarships for 2011.

Some Major League Baseball scouts have Golson projected to be drafted in the first 15 rounds of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft, high enough the money could sway the 6-foot, 180-pounder into professional baseball instead of college.

The scholarship would be lost in that scenario.

"I'm focused on college right now," Golson said. "I've heard some things, but you can't count on that or predict it. I'll listen to any offer, of course, but it would have to be significant. I feel good about being in school."

Golson visited Oxford, Miss., the first week of April for two baseball games against Tennessee and a spring football practice. He returned with Pascagoula's 7-on-7 team June 12.

The other Ole Miss commits for 2011 are Russellville, Ark., offensive lineman Mitch Hall, Bay Springs, Miss., athlete Cody Prewitt and Winona, Miss., running back Chelarvez Brown.

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