Where will Scroggins end up?

The million dollar question for all Tennessee Football fans is what quarterback will the Vols get for the recruiting class of 2010. Fans are one pins and needles awaiting the decision of four star signal caller Jesse Scroggins of Lakewood California. InsideTennessee.com spoke to Scroggins coach to get a different angle on the situation. If you're not a premium member you're missing out.

The million dollar question for all Tennessee Football fans is what quarterback will the Vols get for the recruiting class of 2010.

Fans are one pins and needles awaiting the decision of four star signal caller Jesse Scroggins of Lakewood California.

Scroggins has narrowed his list to three schools. Tennessee, USC and Florida are the finalist. When is the last time the Volunteers has been in a recruiting battle with Southern California, that may be the thing that worry UT fans the most.

Most would think that Scroggins would stay close to home, some are saying that the talented signal caller may have already made his decision. Scroggins' coach Thaddeus McNeal rebukes that thought.

"I can promise you he hasn't made a decision," McNeal told InsideTennessee.com Tuesday night. "He has a school that is a slight leader right now, the second place team is so close to the other one, the third one is a little farther out. The top two flip flops day to day."

It was recently reported that Scroggins might make his decision at the Elite 11 Camp in California on July 25th, according to Coach McNeal, that might not be accurate.

"Right now I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't make his final decision before then," Coach McNeal said. "I will know more later this week, the decision could come as early as this weekend."

While visiting with Coach McNeal, InsideTennessee wanted to find out more about Scroggins the quarterback and the athlete.

"Jesse has great arm strength," McNeal said. "His accuracy is incredible, but the most impressive thing about this young man is that he is the biggest competitor on the field. He is a winner. He makes great decisions under fire."

McNeal, who has coached for the last 15 years, has had 13 Division 1 quarterbacks during his tenure.

"Jesse is one of the best I have been around," McNeal said. "He has a great upside, the team that gets him will be better because of it."

McNeal realized he had something special early in Scroggins career. The talented athlete ended up coming in during his sophomore season in relief, his performance earned him the starting role.

"I put him in as a sophomore in a big game in front of 10, 000 fans," McNeal remembers. "Instead of playing like a rookie, he played like a champion. He didn't get rattled, he thrived on the situation. He threw a 50 yard touchdown to another sophomore wide receiver to win the ball game. At that point I realized he was going to be something very special."

According to McNeal the final decision isn't going to be an easy one.

"He loves all the coaches a lot," McNeal said. "It isn't going to be an easy decision, I'm pretty sure he isn't sure where he is going to go at this point. I have been telling him to pray about it every night, we talk about it everyday. I'm sure he will make the right choice."


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