QB Steven Bench leaving Penn State for South Florida
MAY 23, 2013 4:09p ET
Bench would normally need to sit out a year but due to the Penn State sanctions will not have to do so. He will be a sophomore in 2013.
USF is replacing four-year starter B.J. Daniels. Bench will compete for playing time this fall with senior Bobby Eveld and sophomore Matt Floyd.
A Scout.com two-star prospect from Cairo, Ga., Bench made the announcement on his Twitter feed Thursday morning.
"I've decided to attend the University of South Florida and become a bull!! #DoSomething" he tweeted from his account, @SBench12.
I’ve decided to attend the University of South Florida and become a bull!! #DoSomething— Steven Bench (@SBench12) May 23, 2013
Bench appeared in two games for Penn State in 2012, completing 2 of 8 attempts. He decided to transfer after the Nittany Lions' spring game.
"I thought that he got better throughout the spring," Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said during a stop on the Coaches' Caravan tour according to StateCollege.com. "And I have nothing but great things to say about him, and I felt that he still had room to get better and would still get reps here. No starter has been named, but I told him that going in that he may not get as many reps as some of the other guys but you're still going to get reps."
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