After his high school team, the Pascagoula Panthers, wrapped up a 5-6 season, Golson earned All-South Mississippi honors from the Biloxi Sun-Herald. Golson was also named second team All-State for Class 6A by the Mississippi Association of Coaches.
A two-sport athlete, Golson will soon shift focus to baseball. He enters his senior season, which begins in February, as a highly-regarded MLB prospect.
"I'm ready for the season to get started, just to see what's what," he said. "I have a lot to look forward to this year."
For now, though, he's relaxing a bit in Myrtle Beach, S.C., home of the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.
Golson, rated a four-star cornerback by Scout.com, was selected to the all-star game after collecting 20 tackles, one interception and nine pass breakups over his senior season, despite a nagging ankle injury.
"It's nice to be recognized for something," Golson said. "The hard work's started to pay off after a while. I didn't really realize how big the game was until I started looking into it. It's nation-wide. A lot of guys – Cam Newton, Dez Bryant – they've all played in it."
Golson isn't the lone standout prospect from Mississippi participating in the event. Also in attendance are Mississippi State commitments Darion Arrington and Joe Morrow, as well as fellow Ole Miss commit Donte Moncrief.
"I talked to them earlier (Monday)," Golson said. "We're excited. We can start gelling a little bit."
Golson said he and Moncrief are sure to have their recruiting hats on this week.
"We're still trying to get a couple of people (to Ole Miss)," he said. "We'll try to influence some of the uncommitted guys to come up there with us."
Golson, who reports a 2.9 core GPA and an ACT score of 17, is scheduled to visit Ole Miss officially January 21-23. He has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida State, Mississippi State and Southern Miss.
"I think most everybody that's committed is coming that weekend," he said.