Lindsey Scott Jr., who quarterbacked the Zachary Broncos to the Class 5A state championship in December, has reopened his college recruiting and received scholarship offers from about 30 university football programs from across the country.
Scott had previously committed to play for Syracuse, but decided to reopen his recruiting when coach Scott Shafer and the entire staff were fired last November.
“That was the (Syracuse) staff that had recruited him, and when they brought in a whole new staff, he decided to reopen his recruiting,” said Zachary coach David Brewerton, who just completed a second year with the Broncos.
Brewerton said Scott has narrowed his choices to five schools: Oklahoma State, Rutgers, Maryland, Tulane and LSU. The Tigers offered a scholarship to Scott last week.
Scott visited Maryland and Rutgers last weekend and will make an official visit to LSU.
Scott is the total package. He was named the Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year and finished the season with 3,039 passing yards and 33 touchdowns along with 1,963 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns. In addition, he’s an excellent student and a number of Ivy League schools have offered him scholarships.
“He’s got his head screwed on right and he’s been doing research into the academic side of these schools,” Brewerton said. “I’m here to make sure he has all the information he needs, set up meetings between him and other universities. After that, Lindsey and his family will make the decision. If he asks for my advice, I’ll give it to him.”
The Broncos had 34 seniors on the state championship team. Lineman Kelton Hollins has committed to Texas Christian University, while receiver Doug Coleman and running back Terry Sullivan are mulling several offers each. Brewerton said a number of other ZHS players have drawn interest, and the school will host a signing ceremony Feb. 3.
Since the 46-12 victory over John Ehret, Brewerton said interest in his players has increased. In one week, he said, 31 schools visited campus.
“Our players have gotten a lot of exposure, playing on national TV this year, and a lot of coaches have called me who have watched us,” Brewerton said. “The interest has been from national and state colleges since we won the state title. It was very big for our kids. They’re getting interest from power five conference schools. It’s opening a pipeline to all of these types of schools. It’s a wonderful thing for our kids and our program. We want to make sure they have the best opportunities.”
Local boxers make nationals
Four members of the Red Stick Boxing Club won their age bracket weight classes at the Regional Silver Gloves tournament in Little Rock, Arkansas, held Jan. 14-16, and will advance to the National Silver Gloves Championships in Independence, Missouri, Feb. 3-6.
The regional tournament included boxers from Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
Tafari Beard Jr., of Zachary, won the 10- to 11-year-old 85-pound division by defeating former national champion Nathan Ortega, of Texas. Tavorian Anderson, of Baton Rouge, won the 10- to 11-year-old 80-pound division over Brandon Durio, of Texas; Shannon Helaire Jr., of Baton Rouge, won the 12- to 13-year-old 95-pound division over Cassian Jennings, of Arkansas; and Tyrone Wilson Jr., of Baton Rouge, won the 8- to 9-year-old 95-pound class over Cedric Hayes, of Alabama.
Also, Michael Anderson, of Baton Rouge, lost in the championship match and earned a silver medal in the 8- to 9-year-old 70-pound division, and Treyvean Beard, of Baton Rouge, earned a silver medal in the 12- to 13-year-old 106-pound division.
Red Stick Boxing Club will compete in Houston on Jan. 30 to prepare for the national tournament.
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