Golson is Ready for Notre Dame

It took a little while for Notre Dame to find its quarterback for their 2011 recruiting class, but now it won't be long until Everett Golson from Myrtle Beach High School (S.C.) is on campus.

A couple weeks ago Everett Golson was guiding Myrtle Beach to a state championship and in a couple more weeks he'll be a freshman quarterback at Notre Dame.

"I'm leaving January 14," Golson responded when asked when he was reporting to Notre Dame. "Right now, I'm just going to enjoy the time I have left down here and get ready to head up to South Bend. I'm really looking forward to it."

Golson had long been committed to North Carolina, but after taking an official visit to Notre Dame for the Utah game, he knew that he would likely switch his commitment to the Irish.

"Actually the next day I told coach Alford that I was going to commit," Golson recalled. "Right when I got to the hotel the last night I was there, I felt that I wanted to commit. I told him that I was going to give it a week and a half and think it over.

"Notre Dame had everything that I was looking for. I was really comfortable with a lot of the guys there. T.J. (Jones) was my host and I really felt comfortable around him. I just felt like I could be myself around him and the other players.

"I wanted to get a good degree and I know I can do that at Notre Dame," he said. "I also want to win a national championship. I found all of those things at Notre Dame and that's the direction I went."

To go along with his state title, Golson also help South Carolina to a 42-10 win over North Carolina in the Shrine Bowl. Golson connected on 9 of 15 pass attempts for 79 yards and a touchdown.

"I really wanted to just go out there and have fun and let what ever happened, happen," he said. "I wanted to get the win and everything, but I wanted to have fun.

"I didn't think I played all that well. We got behind by ten at first, but with the offense we ran, it's so fast paced that you can put points on the board."

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