Former Penn State quarterback Steven Bench has picked a new school as his transfer destination, but that school’s not in the Southeastern Conference. Today, Bench announced via Twitter that will attend South Florida, where he’ll be eligible to play immediately (due to Penn State’s NCAA penalties).
Bench had also considered Mississippi State and North Carolina State (before the Wolfpack landed ex-Arkansas quarterback Brandon Mitchell via transfer earlier this week). The Bulldogs’ starting quarterback, Tyler Russell, will be a senior this season. Bench will be a sophomore this fall and would have been looking at a year on the bench and then a competition for the MSU starting spot in 2014.
South Florida has a new coach in Willie Taggart and an immediate opening quarterback in 2013.