Choice Four: Everett Golson

The fourth possible starting quarterback for the Irish is Everett Golson. Golson is freshmen from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Let’s take a look at this kid.

High School Career/ Personal Information (from Notre Dame Website)-

Finalist for Mr. Football of South Carolina in 2010 . . . ranked sixth nationally among 2010 quarterbacks with 151 career touchdown passes . . . tabbed SCPrep.com co-player of year following senior season in 2010 . . . rated 79th-best player in nation for 2010 by MaxPreps . . . named SuperPrep All-American in 2010 . . . selected to all-Southern first-team offense in 2010 by Orlando Sentinel . . .  named second-team all-state by SCVarsity.com in 2010 . . . led South Carolina to victory in Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas . . . ranked 16th on Rivals.com dual-threat quarterback list . . . rated 12th on Rivals.com South Carolina postseason top 30 list . . . finished 44-5 in his career as starting quarterback at Myrtle Beach High School in Myrtle Beach, S.C. . . . threw for 11,634 yards and 151 TDs in his career . . . led Myrtle Beach to 14-1 record and South Carolina Class AAA state championship vs. South Pointe in 2010 . . . missed half of 2010 season due to injury, but still threw for 1,770 yards and 25 TDs as senior . . . led Myrtle Beach to South Carolina Class AAA state runner-up finish in junior season in 2009, completing 224 of 356 passes for 3,529 yards with 47 TDs and three interceptions . . . named MaxPreps junior All-American in 2009 . . . 2009 Associated Press South Carolina all-state selection . . . two-time recipient of WPDE Zoneman award as top player in Florence/Myrtle Beach area in 2008 and 2009 . . . as a sophomore in 2008 guided Myrtle Beach to 13-1 record and South Carolina Class AAA State Championship, throwing for 3,570 yards with 44 TDs and 10 interceptions . . . led Seahawks to 12-1 record as freshman in 2007 and completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 2,765 yards with 35 TDs and 11 interceptions . . . played point guard for Myrtle Beach basketball team and led team to 2008 South Carolina Class AAA state championship . . . named all-state in basketball by South Carolina basketball coaches association after averaging 19.6 points, 5.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game as junior in 2009-10 . . . could be candidate to join Notre Dame basketball team for 2011-12 season . . . plays piano and drums with his father at Mount Olive AME Church . . . graduated from high school in December 2010 and enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2011 with Kyle Brindza, Brad Carrico, Aaron Lynch and Ishaq Williams . . . played for coach Mickey Wilson at Myrtle Beach High School . . . born Jan. 2, 1993.

What makes him special? He has an outstanding touchdown to interception ratio. It might be just high school football, but he has talent that can take him to the next level. Golson stands out because of the things he accomplished during his high school career. Not many people can say that.

Chances of him being the Starter? I don’t think he will be anything higher than a 3rd string. He is most certainly a future starter (unless he becomes a bust), but I think it is between Dayne Crist and Tommy Rees. Expect great things from this kid in the years to come.

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