The fall from grace at Notre Dame for Everett Golson will end with the quarterback transferring for his final season.
Golson announced on Thursday that he’s leaving the school. After graduating last semester, Golson will be eligible to play immediately.
“I would like to thank everyone at Notre Dame for the opportunity to compete at the highest level of college football but most importantly to obtain my degree from one of the finest universities in the country,” Golson said in a statement. “To all the Fighting Irish fans I want to thank you for the support over the past four years and let you know I truly love Notre Dame! To my former teammates, who I will miss tremendously, I wish much success in the future and will be your biggest fan from afar.”
Golson started all 12 games in the Fighting Irish’s undefeated regular season in 2012 that resulted in a berth in the national championship game, a 42-14 loss.
He then missed the entire 2013 season for a suspension resulting from what the school called “poor academic judgement”.
Golson started all six games to start the 2014 year that saw Notre Dame go 6-0. But after losing to Florida State, the Irish hit a slide, losing five of their next six games. Malik Zaire started at quarterback in the Music City Bowl against LSU.
Many top schools will likely show interest in Golson, including Alabama, Florida State, Florida, LSU and Texas, according to ESPN.