Auburn Making A Push For FSU Commitment

Prattville standout Austin Golson discusses his interest in the Auburn Tigers and his visit plans.

Prattville, Ala.—Rated a four-star prospect and the number 10 offensive tackle in the country, big Austin Golson has been committed to the Florida State Seminoles since before his junior season, but now an old favorite is getting back in the picture with the Auburn Tigers making a late push to land the big lineman.

Growing up a fan of the Tigers, Golson didn't get much interest from the previous coaching staff even after choosing the Seminoles in April of 2011. That has changed in a big way with Gus Malzahn coming onboard however as Dameyune Craig coming back to Auburn has opened up the door for Golson and he's going to give the Tigers a chance to see what happens.

"They are just coming after me hard," Golson said. "Me growing up an Auburn fan I feel like I have to give them a chance. We'll see.

"Coach Craig has been recruiting me from Florida State," he added. "They are recruiting me hard. I like them. They all seem to be good people."

The addition of the former Auburn star Craig on the staff has been the biggest catalyst in Golson giving the Tigers a second look. The two had built a solid relationship during the last two years and it's something Golson said will help him as he tries to get a better feel for the rest of the staff before signing day on Feb. 6.

"It's big because they got a whole new coaching staff," Golson said. "The last staff didn't really recruit me. Now all the guys on the staff are recruiting me so it seems to be a pretty good deal."

Following a visit to Alabama last weekend when Golson said the Crimson Tide would not fit into his plans, the 6-6, 295-pounder said his recruiting will come down to three schools in the end. Still committed to Florida State, he said he plans to visit all three favorites the next three weeks before making his final decision.

"I'm going to visit Ole Miss, Florida State and Auburn," Golson said. "Hopefully I'll enjoy them and we'll see what happens after that."


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