When Arizona Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles was drafted by a Philadelphia Eagles after a 2012 season, a ‘Cats knew fifth-year comparison Matt Scott was watchful in a wings to take his spot. Scott is now with a Jacksonville Jaguars, though this time, there’s no shoo-in to reinstate him as a Arizona starting quarterback.
Senior B.J. Denker, a send from Cerritos College who served as Scott’s backup final season, has a best shot during a job. He’s a one with a best grasp of a offense and he has some experience, even removing a start opposite Colorado final year when Scott was recuperating from a concussion.
Jesse Scroggins, a USC send by approach of El Camino Junior College, is also “in a mix,” according to Arizona conduct manager Rich Rodriguez. It’s tough to contend only how in a brew he is since Scroggins missed scarcely all of open practices after offseason toe surgery. His initial live movement as a Wildcat was in a open diversion — when he threw an interception on his initial pass — though he could plea for a pursuit if he gets healthy and picks adult a offense over a summer.
Louisiana Tech send Nick Isham started a initial 7 games of his loyal beginner deteriorate for a Bulldogs underneath then-coach Sonny Dykes, who had formerly been a descent coordinator during Arizona. At a time he enrolled during UA, a SBNation’s Arizona Desert Storm blog remarkable that while Isham had not been a good fit for Dykes’ offense, he had been a standout in high school, in an offense identical to Rodriguez’s. Isham did not attend in a final open workouts and struggle since of a shoulder injury, so he’ll have a lot of work to do to locate adult and turn a cause when tumble stay opens.
The other intensity ‘Cats QBs are RichRod recruits: redshirt beginner Javelle Allen and incoming beginner Anu Solomon.
After Allen sealed with Arizona, a Tucson Citizen said he might be one of a steals of a 2013 recruiting class, a three-star with common numbers as a youth who exploded in a new widespread offense as a senior. He took a good series of snaps this open and could make a pull in fall, like ASU‘s dark-horse incited starter Taylor Kelly did in 2012.
Solomon might mount a improved possibility of entrance in and personification as a loyal freshman. Number one on SI.com’s list of “2013 QB recruits who can make an present impact,” Solomon doesn’t have an determined starter as a roadblock in front of him. A four-year starter during Bishop Gorman high propagandize in Las Vegas, he helped a Gaels win 4 state championships, flitting for some-more than 10,000 yards and throwing 138 touchdowns and only 17 interceptions in his stellar high propagandize career.
Like many loyal freshmen, he’ll have a poignant training bend adjusting to college ball, though if he can master it, Solomon’s as expected to start this season as any other quarterback on a roster.
As it stands now, it’s officially a far-reaching open race, though Denker has a slight edge. Rodriguez certified a comparison is significantly brazen of a rest of a margin in terms of bargain a offense and mastering a playbook, though a manager is also wakeful of how many can occur between open workouts and week one.
Denker took many of a initial group reps during open round and pronounced he felt confident, though keep in mind, Scroggins was out and Solomon is still finishing his comparison year of high school.
Even with a combined foe come fall, a comparison is looking brazen to fighting for — and, hopefully, winning — a possibility to be Arizona’s subsequent quarterback.
“Competition creates we a improved player. It creates a group better. I’m excellent with it being open and we don’t wish him to give me a job. we wish to acquire it,” Denker said.