Dimmed Notre Dame star Everett Golson was recently placed on the 2014 Maxwell Award Watch List.
The 21-year-old Golson was banned from South Bend in May 2013 for cheating on a final exam before being readmitted to school roughly six months later in December.
Brawnier and weighing 200 pounds, the 6-foot Golson trained with quarterback guru George Whitfield last winter and is now reportedly more polished and disciplined in the pocket.
Able to run the option and launch the ball from all angles, Golson is the ideal athlete to operate Brian Kelly’s unpredictable, spread-attack.
Chosen as the team’s starting signal-caller in 2012, Golson was initially erratic and clueless reading defensive formations at the line of scrimmage.
However, as that season progressed, the native South Carolinian developed and managed to complete 187 tosses for 12 touchdowns, against six interceptions, and 2,405 yards.
Once ranked 16th on Rivals.com dual-threat quarterback list, Golson added 305 yards and five scores on the ground.
The Irish lost some elite defensive playmakers to the NFL and will face Florida State, Stanford, Michigan, Arizona State and Louisville this autumn.
Hence, Notre Dame’s offense must compensate and become a more explosive unit.
Fortunately, with Kelly again calling plays, Golson is surrounded with all the necessary weaponry to become a force on the gridiron.
Ultimately, while gaining premature consideration for the Maxwell Award, don’t be shocked if Everett Golson becomes the first Irishman to capture the Heisman Trophy since Tim Brown accomplished the feat in 1987.by