Jake Bentley, a four-star quarterback prospect at Opelika High School in Opelika, Ala., may follow his father Bobby and the rest of the Bentley family to the Midlands after the school year. Or, he may not.
Bentley, 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, would be a coveted transfer for most of the area’s high schools, but he may play his final year at Opelika rather than follow his father Bobby, who is leaving his job as an assistant at Auburn to become South Carolina’s running backs coach.
Bobby Bentley was the longtime head coach at Byrnes High School in the Upstate.
“I moved Jake from Byrnes, that was my choice, and we were at Opelika and what a great, great facility, a great program. Now I’m jerking him from that and that’s tough on a young man, so I’m going to let it be his decision,” Bobby Bentley said. “Obviously, it’s going to be a family decision, too, but I want to get Jake’s input on the whole deal so I want to get him up here and let him look at the landscape.”
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Jake Bentley recently told AL.com that the decision will probably come sooner than later.