WPDE Sports has learned that Myrtle Beach quarterback Everett Golson has de-committed from the University of North Carolina and will play college football at Notre Dame. Notre Dame had a home visit with Golson on Wednesday and that was when the decision was made.
Golson told WPDE Sports that he will play basketball for coach Mike Brey at Notre Dame and will enroll in school this January to be able to be part of Notre Dame's Spring football practice.
Golson was an early commitment to North Carolina during his junior year, but with NCAA sanctions looming, the Seahawks quarterback reopened his recruiting. He made an official visit to Notre Dame when the Fighting Irish upset Utah in November.
Golson was invited to the Nike Elite 11 Quarterback camp and is a finalist for South Carolina's Mister Football. He has 22 TD passes and just one INT in six games of action in his senior campaign. Golson suffered a leg and wrist injury in week two, but has returned to the Seahawks in the playoffs and has guided Myrtle Beach to the 3A state championship game for the third straight year.
Myrtle Beach takes on South Pointe in the 3A title game this Saturday at 6pm at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia.
Everett Golson Stats
2007: 198 for 319, 62.1 % 2,765 yards, 35 TD, 11 INT
2008: 237 for 390, 60.8 % 3,570 yards, 44 TD, 10 INT
2009: 224 for 356, 62.9 % 3,529 yards, 47 TD, 3 INT
2010: 90 for 133, 67.7 % 1,590 yards, 22 TD, 1 INT
Career: 11,454 passing yards 148 TD, 25 INT
What is the WPDE Zoneman?
The WPDE Zoneman award began in 2000 awarding the top high school football player in the Florence/Myrtle Beach area. Everett Golson is the second two time winner of the award. He removed himself for consideration for the 2010 Zoneman after missing the majority of the regular season with an injury.
Previous WPDE Zoneman Winners
2000: Tymere Zimmerman, WR - Marlboro County (Newberry)
2001, 02: Syvelle Newton, QB - Marlboro County (University of South Carolina)
2003: Lawrence Timmons, LB - Wilson (Florida State, Pittsburgh Steelers)
2004: Bobby Wallace, RB - Conway (University of South Carolina)
2005: Chris Massey, RB - Cheraw (South Carolina State)
2006: Malcolm Elder, RB - Carvers Bay (South Carolina State)
2007: Bruce Taylor, LB - Myrtle Beach (Virginia Tech)
2008, 09: Everett Golson, QB - Myrtle Beach (Notre Dame)