Scout.com reports that former USC quarterback Jesse Scroggins is transferring to Arizona. Scroggins was a four star recruit out of Lakewood (Calif.) High School when he signed with the Trojans in 2010.
Scroggins left USC this summer and enrolled at El Camino Community College. His time at the JUCO level grants Scroggins immeidate eligibility in 2013.
In his senior season at Lakewood, Scroggins threw 35 touchdowns and just five interceptions, and rushed for another three scores. He wasn't used as a dual threat quarterback at the prep level, and practiced in a Pro Set while at USC.
Should Scroggins emerge as the replacement for Matt Scott at starting quarterback, Rich Rodriguez would have to make changes to how his spread offense is run. However, the Wildcats' offense was significantly different from any of Rodriguez's at either West Virginia or Michigan. Scott's passing ability was used as much more than a complement to the zone-read.
When Rodriguez arrived in November 2011, he told reporters he would work to keep pocket passing quarterback Tom Savage in the fold. Savage, a transfer from Rutgers, left UA for personal reasons. How Scroggins is used in Rodriguez's system might provide some insight into how Savage would have fit.
Scroggins is Arizona's second transfer quarterback since Rodriguez took over. Nick Isham came to Tucson via Louisiana Tech in June.