Penn State’s only football signee from the state of Georgia for 2012, QB Steven Bench, has bypassed on the NCAA transfer option and will stick with the Nittany Lions.
The freshman quarterback from Cairo High School revealed the news on his Facebook page on Wednesday:
I have decided to stay at Penn State. I promise this team is special and will SHOCK THE WORLD over the next 4 years. #WeAre #PennState
When asked for his reasons for being loyal to Penn State, Bench told the AJC in a text message, “Since I’m staying at Penn State, freshmen can’t talk to the media. Sorry.”
Bench was one of the last additions to Penn State’s 2012 class. He didn’t really draw serious interest from college scouts until after his senior season at Cairo. Bench initially pledged to Rice University and then flipped to Penn State a week before signing day after a late scholarship offer.
Bench’s transfer options were unknown.
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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