Florida State has emerged as the front runner to land former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson per a 247sports report. Golson announced formally that he was leaving last week after his graduation. Florida State has the impossible task of replacing Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston this season and redshirt junior Sean Maguire is the leading candidate to win the job if Golson goes elsewhere. If Golson does end up in Tallahassee he will have the tough task of learning a complicated Jimbo Fisher offense and there is no guarantee that he would beat Maguire out for the job.
Golson led Notre Dame to the National Championship game against Alabama in 2012 and threw for 5,850 yards and 41 touchdowns to 20 interceptions. Golson struggled with his turnovers last season which led to him being replaced by Malik Zaire. Golson threw 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season and would have a big edge in experience over anyone on the Florida State roster.
Golson has also been rumored to be interested in South Carolina and Georgia per reports, but a conference rule may prevent him from transferring to an SEC school.