Up until a month ago, Steven Bench thought he was headed to Rice to play QB. He had drawn interest from several southern schools including Bama and FSU, but the offers never came. Rice was actually his lone Div. 1 offer and he accepted it. When O’Brien took over, the PSU staff contacted Bench and he came in for a visit. Though torn, he could not turn down the chance to play at a program like Penn State and he switched his commitment.
Bench is the lone QB commit from this class AND the 2011 class. Armed with solid accuracy and a 4.68 40 yard dash time, Bench could see the field sooner than some think.