Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 12/3/12
It looks like B.J. Denker may have found some competition for next seasons starting quarterback job at Arizona. Numerous sites are reporting that former USC backup quarterback Jesse Scroggins has decided to transfer to Arizona to play under coach Rich Rodriguez. Scroggins, who will be a redshirt junior next year, sat on the bench at USC behind Matt Barkley and decided last summer to transfer to El Camino (Calif.) College, with the plan being to transfer back to a four-year school. That school appears to be Arizona, which accepted a bowl bid to the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Sunday to culminate Rodriguez's successful debut season. Scroggins, a 6-foot-2, 210-pounder from Lakewood High, was a four-star recruit and the No. 6 quarterback in the 2010 class, according to Scout.com, which praised him as having "arguably the biggest arm in the country" and said he "can run but is much more comfortable in the pocket." Rodriguez's zone-read offense typically seeks a quarterback who's a significant running threat, although departing redshirt senior Matt Scott, who had a superb final year, had a manageable 9.7 rushing attempts a game this year while mostly deferring the run-game duties to first-team All-Pac-12 running back Ka'Deem Carey, who was only a sophomore. Injuries plagued Scroggins throughout his final year at USC in 2011, the first being a hip injury in spring and the second being a hand injury suffered during an August scrimmage. At El Camino this past season, Scroggins played in eight games and completed 45.7 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and five interceptions. He also had 56 rushing yards on 42 carries. Denker will be a senior next year after arriving at Arizona as a juco transfer last offseason. He played in six games this past season as Scott's backup, going 25 for 37 for 259 yards with three touchdowns and one interception to go along with 74 rushing yards on 18 attempts.
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