Arizona signs Scroggins

Arizona has officially signed quarterback Jesse Scroggins. Read on to see what type of player the Wildcats are getting and more.

Wednesday is Junior College Signing Day and Arizona made the move of signing a player that was once among the top quarterbacks in the nation.

El Camino College signal-caller Jesse Scroggins originally played at Lakewood High School before making the decision to go to USC. At USC, Scroggins battled injuries and a numbers game before deciding that he would no longer be a Trojan.

Due to learning a new system, Scroggins had an up and down season at El Camino, but he still showed much of the talent that made him such a highly sought after recruit.

Scroggins wasn't initially on the UA coaching staff's radar, but that changed after Pasadena quarterback Brandon Cox switched his commitment to Utah.

Coach Rodriguez quietly went about wooing Scroggins and his hard work paid off when Scroggins committed earlier this month.

Scroggins may have struggled at El Camino, but the numbers he put up in high school are nothing short of remarkable.

In his senior season at Lakewood, Scroggins threw 35 touchdowns and just five interceptions, and rushed for another three scores. He completed 163-of-258 passes for 2,395 yards. As a junior in 2008, he completed 176-of-314 passes for 2,462 yards with 23 TDs and, as a sophomore in 2007, he completed 101-of-166 passes for 1,517 yards with 17 TDs.

As a senior, Scroggins was named an Under Armour All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 second-team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first-team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second-team, All-CIF Pac-5 Division first-team and All-Moore League MVP.

It's impossible to overstate the importance of Scroggins's commitment. He is the highest rated quarterback to commit to Arizona in years and he should immediately ease the concerns of many UA fans surrounding next year's quarterback competition.

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