Florida State is emerging as the likely destination for Notre Dame quarterback transfer Everett Golson, based off multiple reports.
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According to 247Sports' Ryan Bartow, Golson's move to Tallahassee is nearly a done deal.
“Barring a last-minute change of heart or any influence from elsewhere, [Florida State’s] where he’s headed,” one source said.
When news of Golson's transfer broke last week, Georgia and South Carolina emerged as potential favorites. As we mentioned though, there could be complications with him transferring anywhere in the SEC, due to the conference's bylaw that states any potential graduate transfers had to have stayed eligible and faced no disciplinary actions at their previous institution.
Golson, of course, was suspended from Notre Dame during the fall 2013 semester for academic reasons.
If Golson ends up with the 'Noles, he should help ease the loss of quarterback Jameis Winston, the NFL's No. 1 overall draft pick and 2013 Heisman Trophy winner. Sean Maguire, Winston's primary back-up in 2014, projects as the team's starter as of now.
Last season, Golson tossed for 3,445 yards and 29 touchdowns, against 14 interceptions. Against FSU on Oct. 18, he completed 31-of-52 passes for 313 yards and three scores, while also throwing two picks.