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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Golson says no deal done with Red Sox—yet

BLOG: Ole Miss freshman cornerback Senquez Golson has made quite the impression on the coaching staff since his arrival in Oxford.

Several times his play has led to Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt saying he doesn’t perform like a first-year player.

Following today’s scrimmage, however, all the talk was about Golson’s possible future on the baseball diamond.

During the scrimmage, Perfect Game’s college baseball editor Kendall Rogers tweeted “Good news for #redsox and bad news for #olemiss. Senquez golson has agreed to terms with #boston, signing coming.”

Following the practice, however, Golson denied that a deal has been done.

“I honestly can’t tell you right now,” he said. “I guess you could say still negotiating. It’ll be finalized either by tonight or tomorrow. That’s all I can say right now. I don’t know much.”

Asked specifically about Rogers’ tweet, Golson said, ““We’re still talking about it. There’s a few little small things that I don’t like. I guess you could say if it don’t get worked out — I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Golson has until midnight on Monday to make a final decision, but it sounds he won’t wait until the deadline.

“I just know a decision will either be made tonight or early in the morning,” he said. “(My parents are) in town. A Red Sox guy is in town. I guess we’ll sit down, talk it out, and see what’s what.”

Nutt admitted that while he wants Pascougoula native to do what is right for his family, he’d prefer Golson remain in Oxford.

“As long as he’s out here in that Ole Miss uniform with that Ole Miss helmet on we’re going to practice him as hard as we can go and don’t miss a beat,” he said. “I’m a baseball fan, but I don’t like baseball right now. I’m just kidding. I don’t worry about that. I’m going to sit down with his mom and dad sometime. It’ll have to be here pretty quick because I know they have to make a decision. It’s a tough deal and (the Red Sox) are offering him a lot of money. I want him here, but I’m selfish. I want him to do what’s best for him. I want him to do what’s best for his family and feel good about it.

“Their family will make the right decision, but as you can see he’s going to be a really good football player.” (August 13, 2011)

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