Everett Golson Transferring to Florida State

Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson will spent his final year of college football eligibility playing for the Florida State Seminoles.

“After much thought and careful consideration, I will utilize my fifth year of eligibility to join the Florida State University Seminoles,” Golson said in a statement Tuesday, via ESPN. “To Coach Jimbo Fisher, the Florida State football team, staff, alumni and fans, thank you for allowing me to become part of the Seminoles family.

“I can’t wait to get started. Go Noles!”

Golson said he wanted to leave Notre Dame following his graduation and visited Florida and Georgia as well as Florida State last week. The 22-year-old graduated on Sunday.

“This past weekend has been a defining moment in my life as I am proud to say I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame,” Golson said. “The support I’ve received there over the past four years has helped strengthen my integrity, wisdom and character. I would like to thank all of the coaches who spent time speaking with me these past few weeks and considered adding me to their football programs. Their interest and sincerity was truly humbling.”

Last season, Golson completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,445 yards, 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He also rushed for 283 yards and eight touchdowns.

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