After transferring from Notre Dame from last week, Everett Golson has put out a list of schools he is considering ending his career with. Included on the list are Alabama, Florida State, South Carolina and at least one Pac-12 school according to a source, reports ESPN
It has been one long, strange trip for Golson in his career with Notre Dame. He had an excellent freshman season, got suspended for academic cheating (missing all of 2013) while also leading the Irish to the BCS National Title game three years ago.
Now that he has already graduated, Golson could play immediately next season as a graduate transfer.
From Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com:
Among the schools on Golson’s initial wish list are Florida State, Alabama, South Carolina and at least one Pac-12 school, a source said.
All of the schools are members of Power 5 conferences, and none of the schools Golson provided to Notre Dame are on the Fighting Irish’s 2015 schedule, a source said. The Fighting Irish may block Golson from transferring to a specific school.
Speculation has Golson ticketed for an SEC school, but one potential roadblock may prevent Golson from attending one of their schools. The conference can deny Golson from attending one of their schools based on the fact that their graduate transfer rules state they can prevent a player from admission if said player had some form of disciplinary action at their previous school.
McMurphy would then expand on that possibility:
“A waiver is possible, but not easily granted,” a source said.
Golson is coming off a season in which he threw for 3,445 yards and 29 touchdowns while also throwing 14 interceptions.