Huskies step up with offer for Scroggins

While the Huskies are heavily in the race for the number one rated quarterback in the country, they aren't resting on their laurels. Recently they offered Lakewood (Ca.) QB Jesse Scroggins a prospect who has skyrocketed up recruiting boards with some solid offseason performances. spoke with the talented signal-caller about his most recent offer and a timeline for making his decision...

"I got offered by Washington officially," Scroggins told Monday evening. "It was real cool because I know a lot about the program and I've known coach (Steve) Sarkisian for while since I met him at a USC camp a few years ago.

"He told me he's been following me and keeping track of me for the past few years and after they saw my tape they said that was all they needed to see and they offered me."

The Huskies join the likes of Arizona, Arizona State, Nebraska, San Diego State, SMU, Tennessee and Washington State as schools who have offered the gifted 6-2, 190 pound athlete who is both a threat with his legs as well as his arm.

During his junior season where he led the Lancers to a 10-3 record, Scroggins completed 57% of his passes for 2,462 yards, 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

"I can fit into any system," Scroggins said confidently. "Coach Sarkisian told me they feel I'm a system quarterback that can fit into any system. He said they would coach me up to be able to get under center and be the type of QB that can pick teams apart and that they would use my athleticism a lot too."

Because the Huskies took a while to evaluate him and offer, one would think they are playing catchup in the race for Scroggins' commitment, but he said that couldn't be further from the truth.

"My friend Talia Crichton is headed up there and he's been working on me about joining him," Scroggins said. "They've also offered two of our other players (WR Kevin Anderson and S Dion Bailey) so all four of us are going to go up there for Washington's spring game and check things out.

"I'm definitely going to take my time and go through the whole process before I make a decision. I want to make sure I choose the best school for me, where I think I can get coached up to be the best player I can be and where I feel the most comfortable.

"Washington definitely fits in that category, so they are a school that I'm really high on."

Scroggins also noted that because Washington has produced so many pro quarterbacks over the years, he's excited about the chance to develop under a quality staff with a program rich in tradition.

"They've put 14 of their last 15 into the NFL so that's huge," Scroggins said. "That means if you go there, the odds are you're going to go pro and that's all a player in high school can ask right now."

Another small tidbit playing in Washington's favor is the fact his parents met in Seattle.

"They are both in the Army and they met while they were stationed (at Fort Lewis)," Scroggins said. "So it's a special place for them and they said it's great up there."

Scroggins noted that he plans to take some unofficial visits in the coming weeks and months to get a better feel for the schools recruiting him the hardest.

We'll have more from Scroggins in the future as he continues on in the recruiting process.

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