MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach High School quarterback Everett Golson is changing commitment from the University of North Carolina to Notre Dame. He will enroll in January and intends to play both football and basketball.
Golson committed to play football and basketball at UNC back in February. The lifelong Tar Heel fan said changing his mind wasn't easy.
"That might've been the hardest thing I had to do, ever," said Golson. "You grow up loving UNC from your childhood, always wanting to go there. As you mature, you have to face reality, learn what gives you the best opportunity. Notre Dame, I felt gave me the best opportunity, that's why I went with it."
Irish coaches visited Golson in Myrtle Beach Wednesday night, locking up his decision. An official visit to South Bend earlier this year also played a big role.
"Once he got up there, he fell in love with the coaching staff and the atmosphere and the campus and everything," said Myrtle Beach head coach Mickey Wilson. "Came home and decided after a couple weeks that was probably his best decision and went with it."
Golson cites Notre Dame's academics and the fact that they run a similar offense to what he's used to at Myrtle Beach as big factors in his decision. Still, he only knew for sure what he would do earlier this week.
"I would say [I made the decision] probably about two days ago," said Golson. "Two days ago I knew that's what I wanted. Kind of waited it out, didn't want to, that's just how it played out. Waiting it out kind of gave me the assurance that was the place for me."
Golson's Seahawks face South Pointe High School in the Class 3A State Championship game Saturday at 6pm.
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