On his Twitter account Thursday morning, the quarterback revealed that he has “decided to attend the University of South Florida and become a [B]ull!!” USF was one of a handful of schools that Bench had considered since leaving the Nittany Lions last month.
The Bulls have not yet officially announced Bench’s addition to the football program.
As has been previously noted, Bench will be eligible to play immediately in 2013 because of Penn State’s NCAA sanctions. He will have three years of eligibility remaining plus a redshirt season.
As a true freshman last season, Bench appeared in two games and attempted seven passes.