Former Penn State quarterback Tommy Stevens has signed to play his final season of eligibility as a graduate transfer at Mississippi State, where he will be reunited with Bulldogs head coach and former Nittany Lions offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead.

Stevens announced after the conclusion of Penn State’s spring practice that he would be leaving the university after head coach James Franklin announced he would conduct “more of a true competition” at quarterback in preseason camp to find a successor to Trace McSorley.

Stevens was limited during the 2018 season by a foot injury and underwent surgery last December. He had few reps in spring practice and did not play in the Blue-White Game.

“We look forward to Tommy joining our team and completing his final year of eligibility as a Mississippi State Bulldog,” Moorhead said Friday. “Tommy is very talented and will be an excellent addition to our roster. He will have the opportunity to compete at quarterback this season.”

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Stevens played quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end during his time at Penn State, where Moorhead was the offensive coordinator for two seasons. In his career, he accounted for eight rushing touchdowns, four passing TDs and two receiving scores.

Stevens, who graduated in December, said he had made four official visits since last month before making his decision.

“My time at Penn State has been nothing short of an amazing experience,” he said in a Twitter post. “I am forever thankful for my time there and I will forever be a Nittany Lion.

“I am very blessed to have the opportunity to go to a place like Mississippi State where I can create more relationships, more experiences, a place that will give me the opportunity to compete at the highest level, and also a place where I can expand my education even further.”