Jesse Scroggins Does it Again

The 6-2, 190-pound quarterback prospect from Lakewood, Calif., Jesse Scroggins, made a name for himself last month at the Badger 7on7, and this last weekend he cemented that name with a MVP showing at the Nike Camp. He talks about his recruitment...

Lakewood (Calif.) quarterback Jesse Scroggins continues to blossom this spring and, in turn, is becoming one of the more touted prospects in the West.

"I feel like I'm getting exposure in a good way," said Scroggins. "It's been pretty fun so far, talking with a lot of coaches and just doing really well at the camps I've been to. I'm enjoying the process."

Scroggins made his presence known last month when he was named MVP of the Scout/Badger 7on7 Passing Tournament in Las Vegas, after leading his California squad to the title. On Sunday, he earned Quarterback MVP honors at the Nike Camp in Los Angeles.

The Nike Camp wrapped up a busy weekend for Scroggins who, just a day before, was in Seattle for an unofficial visit to Washington.

"It was great, the campus was beautiful, the sightseeing was excellent," said Scroggins. "I talked a lot with Coach Sark (Steve Sarkisian) and Coach Nus (Doug Nussmeier). It was my first time to Washington and the city is a sports town. Right there on the water, the campus being on the water, and it was real sunny. I enjoyed my trip there."

Scroggins took in the visit to Washington with Lakewood teammates Dion Bailey and Kevin Anderson.

"We could all end up at the same school or we could all go our separate ways," said Scroggins. "But we're like brothers, so the opportunity to play together would be great."

Washington is one of eight scholarship offers for Scroggins, who also has offers from Washington State, San Diego State, SMU, Arizona, Arizona State, Nebraska and Tennessee.

"I've also been talking a lot lately with Coach (Rick) Neuheisel and UCLA and they're very interested," said Scroggins. "We're going to the spring game on Saturday."

Scroggins said he's wide open at this point, hoping to see more offers come through during the spring evaluation period and he's not rushing into a choice.

"I'm going to decide on whichever school I fall in love with," said Scroggins. "But I think I might take all my visits before I choose."

Scroggins said he'll be attending a few more camps this spring, including the Scout Combine in Los Angeles next month, and some 1-Day Camps at various schools.

As a 2008 junior, Scroggins threw for 2,462 yards, 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, helping Lakewood to the CIF-SS Pac-5 semfinals.

Academically, he has a 3.1 GPA and got a qualifying score on the SAT.


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