College Football News May 17: Everett Golson Announcing Destination Monday


Everett Golson’s whirlwind re-recruitment comes to an end Monday, when the Notre Dame transfer announces his destination Monday, Tom D’Angelo of the Palm Beach Post reported.

Following reports of Florida State “negotiating” with Everett Golson — which Michael Weinreb of Rolling Stone writes turns college football convention on its ear — it appears the quarterback is going to be a Seminole.

Everett Golson is hardly the only quarterback on the move, as this May has become something of a second recruiting period.

Greyson Lambert Transferring from Virginia

Hank Kurz Jr., Associated Press

Greyson Lambert is the seventh Virginia quarterback to transfer out of the program since 2012, announcing his departure Saturday. Lambert and Matt Johns swapped responsibility in 2014.

Virginia has consistently struggled to establish any offensive rhythm, predictably given the revolving door behind center. But really, it’s a chicken-and-egg problem; none of Virginia’s departing quarterbacks were exactly setting the world in Charlottesville.

Florida Gators Adding Two Quarterback Transfers

The Oregonian reports Luke Del Rio is headed back to the SEC. Del Rio left Alabama for a brief stop-over at Oregon State, but with Mike Riley leaving for Nebraska and Gary Andersen favoring a spread, the quarterback is headed to Florida.

The Gators are getting another quarterback transfer from an SEC program, and this one more direct. Josh Grady is leaving Vanderbilt for Florida, helping alleviate some of the quarterback problems first-year Gators head coach Jim McElwain faces after the transfers of Jeff Driskel and Skyler Mornhinweg.

4-Star Syracuse Recruit Working to Get Eligible for 2015

Stephen Bailey, The Post-Standard

The gem of Syracuse’s 2015 recruiting class, 4-star safety Marquise Blair, is aggressively working to gain eligibility for the 2015 season. That’s goodness news for the Orange, which finished just 3-9 overall and 1-7 in the ACC in 2014.

Blair’s Wooster (Ohio) High School head coach Doug Haas told The Post-Standard that Blair “can really pull it off,” with summer courses.

Blair committed to Syracuse in June 2014 and remained steadfast, even as a rising prospect throughout his senior season.