Could Everett Golson be on the verge of a decision?

Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

On Sunday, Everett Golson graduated from Notre Dame.

On Monday, will he move on?

The expectation, according to reports by The Palm Beach Post and ESPN, is that the former Notre Dame quarterback will announce the destination for his graduate transfer by Tuesday. He took visits to Florida State, Florida and Georgia last week, and the Seminoles are widely considered as the favorite to land Golson's services.

A native of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Golson started 23 games at Notre Dame, passing for 5,850 yards and 41 touchdowns. He led the Irish to a 12-0 start and a berth in the National Championship Game in 2012, before missing the entire 2013 season after leaving the school because of an academic suspension.

Last season, Golson started 12 games and passed for 3,445 yards with 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He was benched in favor of sophomore quarterback Malik Zaire in the team's Music City Bowl victory over LSU.

Following a spring in which he competed alongside Zaire in a quarterback competition and repeatedly declined to speak with the media, Golson announced his intentions to transfer on May 7.

"I will have no future comment at this time and ask that you respect my time as I figure out this life changing moment,” Golson said in a statement. “God has a plan for each of us and I ask for your prayers as I move forward in this new journey in my life."

A day after Golson visited Florida State, Seminole head coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed their mutual interest at the Atlantic Coast Conference's spring meetings.

"We're negotiating," Fisher said. "He's a great young man. I really enjoyed getting to know him. Good player. (He) Played really good against us."

If Golson were to choose either Florida or Georgia, the graduate student would need to receiver a waiver from the SEC league office allowing him to play. An SEC bylaw prohibits schools from accepting graduate transfers from students who faced disciplinary issues at their previous institution.

"Regardless of what position it is, we’re always looking to help the organization fill holes where needed," Florida coach Jim McElwain said on the SEC coaches teleconference on Wednesday.

"Obviously, him mentioning us is something that’s exciting."

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly likes the way Everett Golson responded after his benching in the loss to USC.SBT File Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN