SALT LAKE CITY — At the very least, next season for the University of Utah football team, there will be plenty of competition for the starting quarterback position, which will be open after Tyler Huntley plays his final game as a Ute in the Alamo Bowl.

On Monday, South Carolina graduate transfer Jake Bentley announced that he will spend his final season of eligibility at Utah.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Bentley had a good four-year career with the Gamecocks, as he started throughout and threw for 7,527 yards with 55 touchdowns to 32 interceptions.

He started the 2019 opener but suffered a Lisfranc injury and missed the entire season, giving way to freshman standout Ryan Hilinski. On Dec. 2, he announced via Twitter that he was planning on graduating Dec. 16 and transferring.

As a graduate transfer, he is eligible immediately.

Bentley will join a Utes quarterback group that now includes Jason Shelley, Drew Lisk and Texas transfer Cameron Rising. Baylor transfer Peyton Powell announced his commitment on Nov. 21, but he is slated to have to sit out a year, per transfer rules.