Apr 20, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Steven Bench (12) gestures before a snap in the first quarter of the Blue White spring game at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Steven Bench Visiting North Carolina State, Mississippi State

Former Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Steven Bench just wrapped up a visit with South Florida on Tuesday and he will now be making two more trips while he looks for the best situation to transfer into. Bench will be visiting with the North Carolina State Wolfpack on May 17 through 19 before heading to Starkville, Mississippi on May 20 and 21 where he will visit with the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Temple and Florida International are also interested in the sophomore signal-caller, according to the Clarion Ledger.

Because of the NCAA sanctions at Penn State, Bench will be able to compete for a job immediately.

An interesting wrinkle to the Bench transfer situation is that he visited Mississippi State during his senior year of college. He may not be familiar with the exact coaching staff, but he is certainly familiar with the university and atmosphere.

Bench is going on the visits with an open mind and no real favorite in the race, so it will be interesting to see where he ultimately decides to go.

Tags: Football Mississippi State Bulldogs North Carolina State Wolfpack Steven Bench

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