Report: Golson visits Florida, looking at Gators
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The Everett Golson transfer saga has made its way into Gainesville.
A day after visiting Florida State's campus, the Notre Dame quarterback transfer visited Florida on Tuesday morning, according to multiple reports -- the first coming from Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples.
Per an ESPN report, Golson's list of potential destinations includes 10 schools, including Alabama, FSU, Georgia, South Carolina and UCLA. With Golson making the trip to Gainesville on Tuesday, Florida must also be on that list as well. According to SI, Golson's timetable for his decision remains open and that he plans to visit more schools before selecting a destination.
As a graduate transfer, Golson would be immediately eligible to play in 2015 -- but if his destination is in the Southeastern Conference, he'd need a waiver from SEC commissioner Mike Slive to join the league after his disciplinary issues with the Fighting Irish for cheating. For that violation, the school suspended him for the entire season 2013 season before he returned the next year.
If Golson were to pick Florida, it would certainly add an interesting element to the Gators' quarterback situation. The ND transfer would add experience and talent to the position -- Golson led the Irish to a 12-0 regular season record in 2012 and the BCS title game that year -- but he does have a history of being turnover-prone.
Although Jim McElwain did not pick an official starter after this spring, Will Grier appeared to pull ahead of Treon Harris in the quarterback battle.
Sources told Inside the Gators that it's a possibility UF quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg may transfer after three years with the program, but that it's not a done deal yet.
Vanderbilt graduate transfer wide receiver/quarterback Joshua Grady is a name that's been linked to UF for a while. Sources told ITG that he is expected to transfer to UF and that he is already on campus. Oregon State transfer quarterback Luke Del Rio is another name that has also been linked to the Gators this off-season.