ATLANTA-As Georgia State concluded spring practice with a final scrimmage Friday morning, redshirt freshman Ben McLane emerged as the Panthers number one quarterback.
McLane, from Snellville, Ga., has been running with the first offense the last two weeks, moving in front of junior returnees Kelton Hill and Bo Schlechter. A former state championship winner at Brookwood High School, McLane overtook the two veterans, who combined to start nine of GSU's 11 games in 2011, with consistency and accuracy.
"Ben was the most consistent quarterback and the most accurate quarterback this spring," said offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach John Bond. "Day-in and day-out, he did a good job completing passes and managing the offense.
"In the offseason, he needs to continue to work hard on his game and he needs to continue to study the offense - all the things he's been doing that have allowed him to play beyond his years."