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Gamecocks quarterback Jake Bentley to serve as counselor at Manning Passing Academy

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Archie Manning. Peyton Manning. Eli Manning. And now, Jake Bentley. South Carolina’s quarterback will spend part of his summer in elite company.

Bentley, the Gamecocks’ rising sophomore quarterback, will be a counselor this summer at the Manning Passing Academy, The State reported Thursday.

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South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp revealed the news Thursday. The camp is scheduled for June 22 to 25 at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La.

“Certainly excited for Jake, because it’s a great honor to be out with Peyton and Eli and the Manning family,” Muschamp said.

Muschamp also said that his son Jackson, a rising sophomore quarterback at Columbia Hammond, will be one of the participants.

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The academy represents a high-prestige opportunity for Bentley. At the camp, he will have the chance to work alongside SEC quarterback royalty in the Manning family after playing only seven games as a freshman last season.

Elite quarterbacks to work as counselors at the camp over the years have included Heisman Trophy winners like Sam Bradford and Jameis Winston.

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