Golson back from ‘Bama

Florida State pledge Austin Golson was in Tuscaloosa for an official visit over the weekend, and he recapped the trip with FOX Sports NEXT.

Austin Golson has been committed to Florida State for some time, but Alabama has never really backed-off the in-state four-star offensive lineman.

Over the weekend, the Pratville (Ala.) standout paid the back-to-back BCS champions an official visit.

"I had a really good time, and it was fun, but I don't think it was for me," said Golson. "It doesn't fit me. It's not something I want to be a part of."

The 6-foot-6, 290-pounder had no specific reason to downplay the trip, but it wasn't a successful one.

"I liked all the coaches, I just didn't feel comfortable," he added. "I don't know why."

Golson, as well as several others on official visits, was able to hang out with several current Alabama players in addition to taking in a Crimson Tide basketball game over the weekend. The official visit wrapped-up Sunday morning with breakfast at Nick Saban's house. Golson had a one-on-one with the head coach there.

"He told me they were still taking one more offensive lineman," he said. "We just talked about how I could fit them and all that…but it didn't seem to fit.

"I don't know why."

Has he removed Alabama from consideration?

"I need more time to think on that, as of right now, yea," he added.

Despite the subpar trip, the FSU commitment is still keeping his options open and is looking forward to the rest of his official visits plans before signing on the dotted line on February 6.

Said Golson, "I'm still committed to Florida State and I have three visits, so we'll see what happens. It's Ole Miss, Florida State, and then Auburn. It's just the recruiting process, I need to check out my options and see what they have to offer."

Golson is ranked the No. 10 offensive tackle on FOX Sports NEXT/Scout.com


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