Early Peek: Everett Golson

Irish Eyes looks at the five early enrollees and gives Notre Dame fans a quick breakdown of each.

No one player had more eyes on his performance that early enrollee quarterback Everett Golson. With much talk swirling around since the start of spring practice, this was the coming out party for the South Carolina native and despite a few miscues, he passed with flying colors.

Yes, there were a few things to nitpick about when you breakdown the overall game of the 6-foot-0, 180-pound signal caller. However, when all the rain settled down Irish fans have to be excited about the performance as Golson hit 50% of his passes for 91 yards and the only passing touchdown of the day.

Irish Eyes watched Golson from the time he took the field during pregame drills and found a quarterback with a strong arm capable of making all the throws and only a few hitches in his delivery. Early during drills the strong armed Golson look to be overthrowing the ball and having some throws sail high or dive into the ground. However, once he settled down he became more fluid and the tightness of his spiral and velocity of throws were those of a major college quarterback.

Is Everett Golson ready to be the starting quarterback for Notre Dame? No, however, it will be interesting to see how Brian Kelly plans to use the freshman this fall as he is explosive with the ball in his hands.

Do you place Golson on the field in some special packages? Maybe! Or do you sit him on the sidelines learning the offense to where he will be ready to push for major playing time the following year.

While some may be ready to push Everett past Andrew Hendrix, I am not one of them. There is still so much for the young quarterback to learn and fall camp will be of an indication of how Brian Kelly will use or not use his skill set.

Overall the day gave Irish fans a glimpse into the future and it looks bright at the quarterback position.

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