Today was Judgement Day of sorts for Everett Golson. It was the day that Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame coaching staff were expecting the South Carolinian quarterback to be re-admitted to school.
This statement from the official Notre Dame Football Twitter account made it short and sweet:
Everett Golson was readmitted this afternoon to the University of Notre Dame.— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) December 13, 2013
Golson was the lone quarterback recruited to Notre Dame for the 2011 class and spent his first year on campus impressing players and coaches while running the scout team. As a redshirt freshman Golson won the starting quarterback job out of fall camp and led the Irish to the national championship posting a 11-1 record in games he started.
Golson spent the spring of 2013 taking on more of a leadership role with the football team but in late May before the summer sessions began he was suspended from school for poor academic judgement.
Since the suspension the 6-0, 190 pound quarterback has split time between his home in Myrtle Beach, Chicago, and San Diego the latter location while training with noted QB guru George Whitfield.
Golson will not be eligible to play in the Pinstripe Bowl and will return to the program in an official capacity when winter workouts begin next month.
Let us celebrate. Welcome back, Everett.
Enjoy the weekend.