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Thursday, July 23, 2009
Scroggins picks USC over Florida and Tennessee

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller 

Jesse Scroggins, one of the nation's highest rated prep quarterbacks, committed to USC on Thursday, tapping the Trojans over Florida and Tennessee.

The Lakewood (Calif.) High School product, a member of the ESPNU 150 Watch List, made the announcement from the Elite 11 quarterback camp.

I know what everyone who isn't a USC fan is thinking: Does Scroggins know who Matt Barkley is? (And a few USC fans are thinking the same thing, by the way.)

Sure he does.

But it's a testimony to the Scroggins' competitiveness and self-confidence that he wants to go head-to-head with a freshman quarterback who's already drawing rave reviews.

That's how a lot of elite recruits who choose USC despite the nation's most-stacked depth chart think: They believe it doesn't matter who else is there, they're going to win the job.