Golson announced last week that he would transfer from Notre Dame and play his final year of eligibility elsewhere. As a post-graduate transfer, he is eligible to play immediately. Golson visited Florida State on Monday.
The Gators continue to search for their best options at the quarterback position. Treon Harris started the final six games of the 2014 season, leading the team to a 4-2 record. However, he completed just 49.5 percentage of his passes while throwing for 1,019 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions.
After taking a redshirt last season, Will Grier entered the mix during spring practices. Florida coach Jim McElwain admitted that Grier is ahead in the race after Harris missed a week of practice due to a death in the family. No final decision was made at the end of the spring and the battle will extend into fall camp.
Golson could complicate the competition even more.
He started 25 games at Notre Dame, throwing for 3,445 yards last season to become the fourth quarterback in Notre Dame history to eclipse the 3,000-yard mark in one season. Golson threw three or more touchdown passes in six of the team’s 13 games last year. As a runner, Golson ran for eight touchdowns. He accounted for 64.5 percent of Notre Dame’s offense last season.