Notre Dame football: Golson making JC visit

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ND Insider

 A hint at how suspended Notre Dame No. 1 quarterback Everett Golson might spend his fall away from the Irish could be revealed in his recent visit to California.

Brad Hoiseth of JCGridiron.com, citing sources, reported that the 6-foot, 188-pound redshirt sophomore from Myrtle Beach, S.C., visited Riverside (Calif.) City College this week.

Whether or not Golson transfers to the California junior college or another two-year school, he would still have two years of eligibility at ND (2014, 2015) if he is reinstated in January.

He also would be open to being recruited by other schools, but Golson said in a statement Sunday that his plans are to return to Notre Dame. Golson was suspended by the university for summer school and the fall semester for what the player termed “poor academic judgment.”

It is not unprecedented for a Notre Dame player to transfer to and play football at a junior college, then transfer back to ND. Nate Montana spent the 2009 season at Pasadena (Calif.) City College but under different circumstances.

He went to PCC to gain experience with the hopes of that helping him move at the depth chart when he returned to the Irish.

Riverside C.C. went 9-2 last season. Its starting quarterback in 2012, Zach Adkins, will play for Northwestern State, an FCS school, in the fall. The Tigers open their 2013 season Sept. 7 against Ventura.

RCC played in front as many as 5,134 fans last season and as few as 425.