The Notre Dame coaching staff appears to be zeroing in on a quarterback for the 2011 recruiting class. Everett Golson (5-foot-11, 170-pounds) is a dual-threat quarterback that has been committed to North Carolina since February, but according to Myrtle Beach head coach Mickey Wilson, Golson will be taking an official visit to South Bend.
"He will be coming to visit Notre Dame this weekend," Wilson said. "He's going to come up there and take a look at them."
Golson intends on graduating early and according to Wilson, Notre Dame has already approved Golson for early enrollment. Although everything sounds very promising for Notre Dame, Golson doesn't have to rush to a decision as more schools are starting to take interest in him.
"He is still committed to North Carolina, but he's looking at other options because of the NCAA investigations," Wilson said. "Right now he's just exploring other options. I think this has all just started.
"There are a lot of people that are interested. Tennessee just called. Michigan just called… it's just getting out there that he's exploring other options. It will be interesting to see how it plays out the next couple weeks."
Golson is the No. 14 ranked quarterback by Scout.com. Despite his height, there doesn't seem to be any question that he'll be a quarterback at the next level.
"He's a quarterback, there is no doubt about that." Wilson said. "He's been out since the second game of the year and he just came back this week, so his numbers aren't great. He was closing in on the top-5 or top-10 in the nation for career touchdown passes, so he's got numbers.
"It (height) won't be an issue. He's one of the top quarterbacks in the country. If he goes to Notre Dame, I think he'd have a chance to win a Heisman Trophy for them."
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