Report: Quarterback Everett Golson has UCLA on transfer list

Could UCLA’s quarterback race expand from four contestants to five?

According to ESPN, former Notre Dame signal-caller Everett Golson has included the Bruins on his list of 10 potential transfer destinations, along with Florida State, Alabama and South Carolina. Arguably the most intriguing prospect on the graduate transfer market, Golson could immediately help expand a quarterback-needy offense.

After spring camp, UCLA appears likely to turn to true freshman Josh Rosen behind center over Jerry Neuheisel, Asiantii Woulard and walk-on Mike Fafaul. Only Neuheisel has any significant game experience.

But the 6-foot-1 Golson is not without his flaws. After helping the Fighting Irish to a 12-0 record in 2012 before losing in the BCS Championship, Golson served an academic suspension for all of 2013 for cheating on a test. On the field, he only completed 60.0 percent of his passes, with 29 touchdowns against 14 interceptions — 10 of which came as his team lost five of six games to end the regular season. He ran for eight touchdowns, but also lost eight fumbles.

Notre Dame has already blocked Golson from transferring to any school on its 2015 schedule, and his suspension could complicate his ability to join an SEC team.

For now, the South Carolina native seems likely to stay closer to home. Yesterday, 247Sports reported that Golson will end up at Florida State “barring a last-minute change of heart or any influence from elsewhere.” He is also set to visit Georgia later this week, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.