Justice's father, Douglas, played baseball for the Rebels back when Jake Gibbs was just starting out as head coach. He was a closer for the Rebels.
Mason and his family, who live in Tulsa, Okla., continue to keep up with Ole Miss and have visited Oxford on occasion. They'll actually be here next week.
"Anytime we're close, we visit," said Justice, who is a rising senior right-handed pitcher at Holland Hall High School. "I've been to a couple of baseball games and some baseball camps. I was there in January for a camp."
The 6-foot-4, 187-pounder has four other schools listed as finalists. They are, in addition to Ole Miss and in no certain order, Arkansas, Wichita State, Oral Roberts, and Kansas State.
Although a couple of the schools are relatively close to Tulsa, Justice said proximity and location are not that important.
"The coaching I get is definitely a factor," he said. "Anything that will prepare me for the next level after college is important."
And the fact that his list includes solid baseball programs means that's important as well.
"I want to go somewhere that is successful and to a program that is winning," Justice said.
Justice had an impressive junior season at Holland Hall. He was 7-2 and had an outstanding 1.89 ERA. In a game against arch-rival Cascia Hall, Justice threw a 1-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks.
Justice has four pitches, including a fast ball he throws 88-91. He's got a changeup and a curve, and he's working on a splitter.
This summer he's playing for three different teams which keeps him busy. One's in his hometown of Tulsa, while the other two are in Oklahoma City and Kansas City.
Justice said he's looking forward to visiting Oxford again next week.
"It'll be good to be on campus again and see the school," he said. "I know the stadium is awesome after the expansion."
Justice said he doesn't have a timetable but hopes "to make a decision sooner rather than later."
As for his dad, the former Rebel pitcher, Mason said he hasn't put too much pressure on him to sign with Ole Miss.
"We've definitely been Ole Miss fans my whole life," he said. "He wants it to be my decision, and I want to make the right choice."
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