Report: Golson makes plan to transfer to FSU official

NCAA Football: Purdue at Notre DameMyrtle Beach native Everett Golson finally made his decision to transfer to Florida State official on Tuesday, according to a report on Fox Sports.

The report said Golson confirmed what many have expected since he decided to become a graduate transfer from Notre Dame in his final season. Golson graduated on Sunday and delayed his scheduled announcement that he would attend Florida State in the fall by one day.

Golson visited with Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher last week and was impressed by Florida State. Fisher is looking for a replacement for Jameis Winston, the No. 1 overall pick in the recent NFL Draft who led the Seminoles to the national championship in 2013 and a berth in the four-team national playoff in 2014.

Redshirt junior Sean Maguire emerged from spring practice as the leading candidate to replace Winston as the Seminoles’ quarterback. But presumably Golson would be given every opportunity to win the starting job in his only season at Florida State.

Golson was Notre Dame’s quarterback in its loss to Alabama in the 2012 national championship game. However, he missed the 2013 season while serving a school suspension for an academic violation. He returned to Notre Dame for the 2014 season and struggled with turnovers, losing his starting job to Malik Zaire.

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