Steven Bench adds to wish list

Former Penn State quarterback Steven Bench is considering transferring to North Carolina State as well as the previously reported Mississippi State and South Florida, a source close to the player said Wednesday.

Bench, eligible to play this season, has three total years of eligibility plus a redshirt available after leaving Penn State this spring. He will visit USF and N.C. State next week, then Mississippi State the week after.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Bench appeared in two games for the Nittany Lions last season, completing 2 of 8 passes.

Junior college transfer Tyler Ferguson and true freshman Christian Hackenberg will compete for the Penn State starting quarterback position this summer and into the fall.

Bench considered Mississippi State and also once decommitted from Rice after he graduated from Cairo High School in Georgia. According to his ESPN RecruitingNation scouting report, Bench has a quick, compact throwing motion and can throw on the run.