Reports: Golson visits FSU, Florida, Georgia; USC out

Purdue v Notre DameFormer Myrtle Beach High and Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is searching for a new home, but it won’t be in his home state.

While Golson is making the rounds at colleges in the Southeast in search of a new program, but it won’t be at South Carolina. Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier said Wednesday that he was not pursuing the Myrtle Beach native.

“We are not really in that,” Spurrier told The State. “If he came down here and said he wanted to go to South Carolina, I may have to look at that situation, but from what I understand he’s got four or five other schools he is looking at.”

Golson reportedly visited Florida State on Monday and Florida on Tuesday, with more visits upcoming – including a reported meeting with Georgia on Wednesday. He will be able to play this season as a graduate transfer.

Florida State, which is looking to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jameis Winston, is considered one of the front-runners to land Golson. Sean Maguire is the current frontrunner to start for the Seminoles in 2015.

“(Golson) is a great young man,” Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher told reporters at the ACC spring meetings. “We’re negotiating.”

Georgia currently has Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta competing to replace Hutson Mason.

“I don’t make public comments on prospects,” Georgia coach Mark Richt told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “I think we have guys who are capable of getting the job done. We have three on scholarship (including Jacob Park). I think I’d always feel better with four or five on scholarship as a normal practice. We hope that everybody stays healthy, but I think we have some outstanding ballplayers.”

If Golson looks to join an SEC team, the program would first need to file a waiver due to Golson’s past academic suspension, according to league rules. Golson was suspended for the 2013 season due to academic issues after leading the Fighting Irish to the BCS Championship Game the previous fall.

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