Coming out of Lakewood high school in 2010, Jesse Scroggins had the look of being the next big West Coast quarterback.
Although it hasn’t worked out quite that way, Scroggins is going into this senior season with no regrets.
“I get to play and hopefully start for a Pac-12 school and hopefully go out there and make everybody proud," Scroggins said.
"I put in the work with the receivers this offseason and we have really good chemistry. I just need to stay on the field. It seems every time I get going something sets me back.”
Those setbacks include a multitude of injuries.
“I broke my toe earlier so I had to sit out quite awhile for that and then I got in a car accident where I suffered a tragic concussion. It was just a tough time.”
Those incidents in the past, Scroggins feels he has mastered the ins and outs of the Rich Rodriguez offense.
“When I first got here it took me awhile because I’ve always viewed myself as a pro-style quarterback," he said. "But now I realize I can do a little bit of everything. I don’t limit myself anymore.
“It’s one of those things where it is easy to say I wish I would’ve gotten to Arizona sooner, but to me my journey has been worth it.”
As Scroggins approaches the season, he believes his luck will come back.
“My fingers are crossed because it seems every time I get going something else pops up," he said. "I have a feeling this season is going to be different though.”