Ex-LSU QB Lindsay Scott thrives in JUCO debut
Lindsey Scott apparently didn’t fit the profile at LSU after gaining the Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year honors in 2015.
The dual-threat quarterback led Zachary to a LHSAA Class 5A state title after accounting for over 5,000 total yards and 61 touchdowns as a senior.
Scott, undersized at 5-foot-11 and 210 pounds, inked with LSU but did not rise on the depth chart while other quarterbacks including Danny Etling and 2017 additions Myles Brennan and Lowell Narcisse solidified their spots.
The transfer ended up at East Mississippi Community College on August 15 and played his first game this week, a 47-34 win over Jones Junior College. It didn’t take long for Scott to knock off the rust. That’s an understatement.
Scott was 24 of 43 passing for 418 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. Interestingly, one of his scoring tosses landed in the hands of another local prized recruit hoping for another chance, former Destrehan standout Kirk Merritt. After signing with Oregon and later transferring to Texas A&M, Merritt also went the JUCO route. The duo collaborated on an 80-yard scoring pass.
East Mississippi is a as a launching pad for quarterbacks. Former Bastrop signal caller Randall Mackey, along with Chad Kelly and Bo Wallace, all found their way as starting major college quarterbacks at Ole Miss after playing at East Mississippi. Wallace currently serves as East Mississippi’s QB coach.
Scott still has a lot left in the 2017 campaign to do, but Syracuse, Tulane, Maryland and Rutgers are just four of the schools that have shown the most interest.
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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…