Golson to UNC

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. --- Everett Golson announced Friday that he has committed to North Carolina, becoming UNC's first 2011 commitment. The 5-foot-11, 161-pound junior quarterback had already received nearly 25 scholarship offers.

"I've made my decision to verbally commit to North Carolina," Golson said from the auditorium's stage at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School.

After pulling out and donning a UNC hat, and waiting for the cheers to subside, he added, "It was always my dream to become a North Carolina Tar Heel. ... My other reason is I wanted to get into it early to try to be a recruiter for North Carolina."

Golson will be a four-year starter at quarterback for Myrtle Beach this fall and currently boasts a career win-loss record of 39-4.

He is one of the most prolific passers in state history, amassing 9,872 yards and 126 touchdowns with 24 interceptions in his first three high school seasons. As a junior, he earned First Team All-State honors, completing 63 percent of his passes for 3,529 yards, an recording 47 touchdowns with just three interceptions.

In Scout.com's preliminary 2011 evaluations, Golson is a four-star prospect, ranked among the Top 10 juniors in South Carolina and in the national Scout 300.

"Golson is a quarterback that can pick defenses apart when given time and lanes to throw through," said Scout.com's Chad Simmons. "His size hurts him because he is not quite 6-feet tall, but he can make each throw top quarterbacks have to make. He has a very quick release, he throws a tight spiral, and he has excellent mobility. He can lock in on receivers at times, so he needs to work on that, but other than that and his size, he does it all at a high level."

Related IC Links:
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* Inside the Game: Everett Golson
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* Everett Golson: Video Archive
* Everett Golson Profile

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