Golson Will Take His Time

COLUMBIA, S.C. --- Although there is a clear leader, don't expect Everett Golson to make a verbal commitment any time soon.

"I don't plan to make my decision too early," Golson said. "I'll probably make it sometime next summer when I feel like I'm mature enough to make that decision."

Golson, a 6-foot, 165-pound quarterback from Myrtle Beach (S.C.), adds that while UNC is his leader, he hasn't eliminated anyone from contention.

"North Carolina is in the lead, but there's a whole bunch of schools out there that I'm very interested in: Georgia, Florida, Texas, South Carolina, Clemson," Golson said.

Golson says he's closing in on double-digit scholarship offers.

Growing up a big Tar Heel fan is the foundation of Golson's feelings towards UNC. The opportunity to play both football and basketball in Carolina Blue makes the situation all the more enticing for Golson.

On Saturday, Myrtle Beach (S.C.) failed to repeat as NCHSAA Class AAA Champions. The Seahawks, who had only lost to nationally ranked Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes prior to Saturday, were defeated by Clinton, 35-26.

"I felt like we didn't play that complete game [Saturday]," Golson said. "We came out kind of sluggish. It just took us too long to get going on offense. We knew the defense couldn't hold that long. So we knew we had to keep scoring with them, but we didn't do that tonight."

Golson scored touchdowns on a seven-yard run and passes of 20 and 16 yards. He ended the game with 279 yards on 17-of-33 passes and 16 yards on five rushes.

During the game – especially late – Golson showed off a cannon of an arm.

"It's just that desire to win," Golson said. "It doesn't really seem that far when I throw it. That desire to win just takes over and gives me a boost."

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