Report: Golson to graduate Sunday, pick FSU Monday

Notre Dame v Michigan StateMyrtle Beach native Everett Golson has a busy but exciting weekend ahead, including a 24-hour period in which he will close one chapter of his college career and open the book on another.

Golson will graduate from Notre Dame on Sunday and is expected to announce his decision on a new school on Monday, according to a report in the Palm Beach Post. Golson has one season of eligibility left to play as a graduate transfer.

The leading candidate for Golson’s services appears to be Florida State. He visited with Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher on Monday and seemed impressed with 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 has said he wanted to play closer to his hometown of Myrtle Beach. He also also visited Florida and Georgia, according to reports.

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 but was in danger of losing his starting job.

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