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Former South Carolina QB Jake Bentley announces transfer to Utah

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Former South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley announced his transfer to the University of Utah on Monday.

A two-year starter for the Gamecocks, Bentley was injured (broken foot) during the first game of the 2019 season and missed the rest of the campaign.

Bentlay is one of the top all-time statistical leaders at South Carolina, per 247 Sports, which noted “he ranks second in completion percentage (62.8), third in pass completions (610) and passing touchdowns (54), fourth in passing yards (7,385), pass attempts (972), and touchdowns responsible for (62), and fifth in total offense (7,533).”

Though he’s a senior, Bentley was granted a redshirt due to playing in just the one game (players can appear in up to four games and still obtain a redshirt). So he’ll have one season to shine in Utah, which features a very strong program and needs a strong leader on offense with Tyler Huntley leaving after this year.