Scroggins to Transfer

Jesse Scroggins

USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced Monday RS sophomore quarterback Jesse Scroggins will leave USC.

USC redshirt sophomore quarterback Jesse Scroggins will be moving on from USC this summer.

"After meeting with Jesse Scroggins and his father recently, Jesse has decided to transfer from USC," said head coach Lane Kiffin.

Scroggins redshirted his freshman season in 2010 and made his only appearance in 2011 against Washington, taking the final snap in the Trojans 40-17 victory.

He missed the Trojans first six games of 2011 coming off of pre-season surgery on his right thumb and hand.

Plagued by a hip injury and academic issues throughout the spring, Scroggins missed time at spring practice, allowing redshirt freshmen Max Wittek and Cody Kessler to move ahead of him on the depth chart.

However, Kiffin said academic issues will not play a role in Scroggins ability to transfer, "Jesse had a very strong spring semester in the classroom, therefore he is academically eligible to transfer at this time."

Prior to his departure from the team, USC had 76 scholarship players listed for the 2012-2013 season, they are now back down to the allowable 75.

Three scholarship quarterbacks remain on the Trojans roster including starter Matt Barkley and backups Cody Kessler and Max Wittek.

Scroggins has yet to announce where he plans to transfer.

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