A handful of schools initially believed to be frontrunner’s for Everett Golson are no longer an option. According to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, Notre Dame has limited the transfer possibilities for Golson.
The university will not release him to any 2015 opponent, which includes: Texas, Virginia, Georgia Tech, UMass, Clemson, Navy, USC, Temple, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Boston College and Stanford. The biggest roadblock of the bunch are the Longhorns, who were thought to be at the top of his list.
Feldman also reports that Notre Dame will also block “some Big Ten programs.”
So where does that leave Golson’s options now? Word on the street is that he wants to play closer to his hometown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If that’s the case, and he wants to remain in Power 5 play, his best bet is the SEC. There are several programs that could use a competent quarterback, and Golson would be eligible to play immediately under NCAA graduate transfer rules. That being said, any Southeastern Conference team that takes on his services will have to receive approval from the league and a waiver due to his academic misconduct issues while at Notre Dame.