Quarterback Everett Golson, a graduate transfer from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish who is still searching for his potential destination, visited the Florida Gators on Tuesday, according to multiple reports including one from Andy Staples of SI.com.
Florida, which has scholarships available and a thin quarterback depth chart, has been considering adding a signal caller this offseason.
Golson reportedly has a list of 10 schools he is interested in attending. That list includes Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, South Carolina and UCLA, according to ESPN.com, with the Seminoles supposedly being the favorite for his services after the two parties met on Monday.
In order to transfer to a Southeastern Conference program, Golson would require a waiver from league commissioner Mike Slive as he was involved in disciplinary action during his time at Notre Dame.
Golson led the Fighting Irish to a 12-0 regular-season record in 2012 and eventual berth in the 2013 BCS Championship, which Notre Dame lost 42-14 to Alabama. He completed 58.8 percent of his passes for 2,405 yards with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions, also rushing for 298 yards and six scores that season.
He was then suspended for the entire 2013 campaign due to violation of the school’s academic cheating rules before returning and starting 12 more contests in 2014. Golson completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,445 yards with 29 touchdowns and 14 picks in 2014, also adding 283 yards and eight more scores on the ground.
Nevertheless, after competing in spring practice with the Irish, Golson believed he would not be named the team’s starter this season.
The Gators are not solely focused on Golson but do seem to be in the market for a graduate transfer quarterback. According to 247Sports.com ($), Florida was trying to add Josh Grady of the Vanderbilt Commodores before Golson became available.
OnlyGators.com learned during the spring that Oklahoma State Cowboys QB Daxx Garman was also (at one time, at least) a candidate to join UF’s roster.
Gators spring practice consisted of redshirt freshman Will Grier and sophomore Treon Harris battling for the starting job with redshirt juniors Skyler Mornhinweg and walk-on Jacoby Guy competing for third-string reps.