Early Irish: Everett Golson

State Champion Everett Golson looks to follow a similar learning curve to that of 2010 QB Early Enrollee and eventual Irish starter, Tommy Rees

Everett Golson (QB – 5'11/170): Early Enrollee status a key component to his development in the challenging spread offense…Double-threat signal caller has a chance to join Brian Kelly's stated four-quarterback competition in spring ball…Panned due to his less-than-ideal height but that issue is largely irrelevant in the college game as scores of sub-6-foot signal callers have excelled at the BCS level…Likely the quickest quarterback on the Irish roster – an ace in the hole when competing for early playing time in a read-option attack.

Kelly recruiting profile: Skill
Returning Quarterbacks: Dayne Crist, Andrew Hendrix, Luke Massa, Nate Montana, Tommy Rees

Baumhower on Golson: Many people expect him to be a running quarterback that can throw. He'll surprise most with his "throw-first" mentality. On his career, 151 touchdowns against 26 interceptions.

Berk on Golson: Love the overall athletic and quarterback ability of Golson. Some are worried about him being under 6-foot, I am not among them as I have seen what Brian Kelly can do with quarterbacks like Golson.

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