Scott is the latest football player to transfer from LSU

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
Lindsey Scott, Jr. began his high-school career at Dutchtown, before leading Zachary to a 5A state title in 2015. Photo by LSUsports.net.

Heading into Monday, LSU had already lost 10 players to transfer since the beginning of the offseason—the latest being starting right tackle Maea Teuhema. Teuhema transferred two days into fall camp after falling into hot water academically.

Now, with less than three weeks before the regular season opener against BYU, the Tigers have lost player No. 11.

On Monday morning, redshirt freshman quarterback Lindsey Scott, Jr. announced that he would be leaving the program.

Scott released the following statement: “When I signed with LSU, on Feb. 3, 2016, it was the perfect next step to an amazing high-school career. The possibility of competing here at home, in one of the best conferences in the nation, for one of the best teams in the nation, was a dream come true. The dream of bringing home a national championship jumped to the forefront of my thoughts.

“In the last 12 months, I have learned so much and formed so many lifelong bonds. It has been an honor to wear the purple and gold. I have, however, decided that it is within my best interest to leave LSU and begin a new journey.

“I want to thank Coach Miles, Coach Cameron, Coach Orgeron and Coach Canada, as well as every member of the Tiger staff. I will mostly miss my teammates, who I know will do great things in 2017 and beyond. This will always be home, and I will always be a Tiger.”

Scott is the son of Lindsey Scott, Sr.—who was a heralded running back coming out of Baker High. He went on to play at Southern.

Lindsey Scott, Jr. started his high-school career here in Ascension Parish, at Dutchtown. Scott’s younger sister, Leah still attends Dutchtown and is a state champion track star.

He eventually transferred to Zachary, where he became one of the brightest high-school football stars in the state.

As the starting quarterback his junior season, he led the Broncos to the state semifinals, and during his masterful senior campaign, they took home the Class 5A state title. In the playoffs, they outscored their opponents by an average score of 46-22.

Scott capped off his high-school career by being named the two-time 5A Offensive MVP.

For his senior season, he was named Gatorade Louisiana Football Player of the Year and Mr. Football for Louisiana.

Scott originally committed to Syracuse, but after LSU offered him a scholarship shortly before signing day, he decided to stay home and sign with the Tigers.

He sat out his freshman season, but during the spring, he moved up to No. 3 on the depth chart.

After bringing in two highly-touted quarterback prospects in the 2017 signing class, the Tigers’ backfield became crowded.

In addition to Scott, they brought back senior and projected starter Danny Etling, sophomore Justin McMillan and two talented freshmen in Lowell Narcisse and Myles Brennan. Orgeron has raved about Brennan’s performance since the start of fall camp.

Scott is the second LSU quarterback to transfer this offseason. Former starter Brandon Harris recently transferred to North Carolina.