'A Pure Passer'

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. --- Everett Golson has been the starting quarterback for Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School for three years, and coach Mickey Wilson has worked with him from the start, first as offensive coordinator and now as head coach. Wilson talked to InsideCarolina.com about his star gunslinger ...

What type of player is UNC getting in Golson?

"Everett is a kid that can make all the throws. He has great vision. He's a kid that can scramble a little bit. He's a pure passer. He's going to be a kid that's going to come in and, I think, compete right away for playing time."

What type of quarterback is he? A lot of people assume that he's a dual threat.

"He's more of a passer than he is a runner. But he has capabilities to do both and that's what makes him unique. Any time the pocket breaks down he has the chance to get out of the pocket and make something happen with his feet or with his arm. He's a great competitor and he's a class act on and off the field."

What do you think about the transition he'll have to make to a pro style offense from a spread?

"I think it's a good thing. He's been in our system and we're a spread team and he's in the shotgun most of the time. But I think that he'll have an opportunity to go up there and learn a pro style offense. He's a very smart kid and he won't have any trouble doing that."

Can you take us behind the scenes of this decision?

"His dream has always been to be a Tar Heel. I think that he came to the realization that it maybe was time to go ahead and pull the trigger on this thing and establish himself as a quarterback of the future at North Carolina.

"We'd been talking about it for the last couple of weeks. We wanted to wait until after Signing Day so as not to overshadow our seniors."

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