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Golson turns down Red Sox, will return to Ole Miss


Senquez Watch is now officially over. Senquez Golson, a two-sport standout from Pascagoula turned down the Boston Red Sox and elected to return to Ole Miss.

After Saturday’s scrimmage, Golson and his family met with Red Sox representatives in Oxford, before going to Boston to take a physical and continue contract negotiations.

The drama continued throughout the day Monday, up to the midnight deadline for teams to sign draft picks. On the gridiron, Golson looks to compete for playing time at cornerback with sophomore Charles Sawyer, senior Marcus Temple, junior Wesley Pendleton and freshman two-way player Nickolas Brassel.

Golson, an eighth round pick in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, batted .345 with three home runs and 16 stolen bases last season. The outfielder joins a heralded recruiting class that only lost Michael Reed (5th round/Milwaukee Brewers) and Ryan Hornback (27th round/Pittsburgh Pirates) to major league clubs.

In negotiations that also continued up to Monday’s deadline, Jake Overbey (10thround/Philadelphia Phillies) and Dylan Chavez (32nd round/Minnesota Twins) turned down their respective teams and will play baseball at Ole Miss.