COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - Former South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley will be transferring for the 2nd time this offseason. Bentley announced on social media on Wednesday night that he’ll be playing at South Alabama for the 2021 season.
Bentley was at South Carolina for 4 seasons earning the starting quarterback job during his freshman year in 2016. During his time with the Gamecocks he would throw for over 7,500 yards and 55 touchdowns. But he missed all but 1 game in his final season in 2019 due to an injury.
He would leave Columbia in December of 2019 and shortly after announced he was transferring to Utah. In his 1 shortened season with the Utes, Bentley played in 5 games throwing for almost 900 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Bentley has an extra year of eligibility because the NCAA gave all student-athletes an additional year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.