Much of the chatter of the football off-season has revolved around the quarterback position, particular a handful of young signal callers in the Southeastern Conference.

While Jalen Hurts enters his sophomore season at Alabama, another quarterback in the SEC is less than two months away from beginning his sophomore season at South Carolina.

Jake Bentley completed just under 66 percent of his pass attempts and threw for 1,420 yards with nine touchdowns compared to four interceptions in seven games played last season as a true freshman.

The South Carolina quarterback reflected on his freshman season last year and offered his thoughts on Alabama’s Jalen Hurts.

Bentley participated alongside Hurts and a number of other SEC quarterbacks at the Manning Passing Academy a few week ago.

After recalling how he and Jalen Hurts formed a bond at the Manning Passing Academy, Bentley commented on what he noticed of Hurts’ passing ability while in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

“Jalen was great. He can really throw it. All that crap about he can’t throw it, that’s untrue. That dude can spin it, so he looked good.” Bentley stated.

The sophomore Gamecocks signal caller also highlighted some tips he received on leadership from the Crimson Tide's sophomore quarterback.

“He just talked about how you don’t always have to be a vocal leader all the time, and really just the main thing is that if you work hard, guys will follow you. If the guys see you busting your tail every day at practice, then they’ll follow you.” Bentley said.

South Carolina sets sail on the 2017 season September 2 in Charlotte against North Carolina State.

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