Talented Young Lineman Visits AU's Practice

Austin Golson from 6A state football power Prattville comments on his visit to check out the 2010 national champion Auburn Tigers.

Prattville, Ala.--A standout performer at the 2010 Auburn MVP Camp last June as a very young offensive lineman, Austin Golson is already attracting major college recruiting attention even though this fall he will just be a junior at Prattville High School.

Standing 6-6, 275 pounds even though he is only 15 years old, the offensive left tackle moves well and is one of top prospects in the state for the 2013 signee class.

On Wednesday Golson visited Auburn's campus to check out Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers at practice.

"It was good and I enjoyed it," he says about the visit. "Everything went well. We walked around and watched practice and got to talk to some of the coaches and players. It was a full pads practice and they were getting after it because they scrimmaged for part of practice."

Despite his youth, Golson already has a pair of Division I scholarship offers even though he is almost two years away from his national signing day.

He doesn't have a scholarship offer from Auburn, but hopes that will be coming down the road. "I grew up an Auburn fan," Golson says. "Now I am interested in whoever is interested in me. I have been offered by Florida State and Southern Miss. I am just talking with Auburn."

Golson is shown in pre-game warmups as a sophomore for the Prattville Lions.

This fall will be his fourth season as a football player, the sport he plans to concentrate on his final two seasons as an athlete at Prattville High. "I have played basketball and baseball, but now I am going to just play football," he says.

Golson says he is making good grades at Prattville High, where he is expected to be a standout this fall on a team loaded with good players. "I think we are going to go all of the way," he says.

He notes that the competition in practice is a good thing for his development. "It helps me get better every day," he says.

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