After injuries and academic issues caused him to sit out his freshman season, USC quarterback Jesse Scroggins has now decided to transfer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

With Scroggins leaving, the Trojans are left with Matt Barkley, Matt Wittek, and Cody Kessler as their quarterbacks.

“We’re just doing what’s in the best interest of my son,” Scroggins’ father, Jesse Sr., said in a phone interview with newspaper.  “He wanted more control of the situation and this seemed like an opportune time.”

The 20-year-old starred at Lakewood High School before becoming a Trojan. Scroggins will now head to a junior college and play there while working on an Associate of Arts degree. Then, he will apparently look to transfer to a four-year college with two years remaining of his eligibility.

“He’ll be a free agent,” his father said.

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