Bronco Lindsey Scott Jr. is going to be a Tiger.
The Zachary quarterback made the decision after a recruiting visit with his mother to the LSU campus over the weekend.
“After talking to my family, with plenty of prayer, I’ve decided to commit to Louisiana State University,” Scott posted on Twitter.
Scott’s recruiting by LSU was a two-week whirlwind, and he will, in all likelihood, be the only quarterback signed by the Tigers, who many observers believe has the top recruiting class in the country.
The three-star prospect is considered the 28th best dual-threat quarterback in the country and de-committed from Syracuse after the Orangemen made a coaching change. He then narrowed his list to LSU, Harvard, Maryland and Tulane before making his final decision.
Last week, Scott was named the 2015 Warrick Dunn Award winner and Sportsline Player of the Year by WAFB. He received the award during a banquet at The Atrium in Baton Rouge.
He beat out eight other finalists for the award, which has been presented by the station since 2007. He has been named Sportsline Player of the Week six times during his stellar career with the Broncos.
Dunn, a former Catholic High, Florida State and NFL standout, presented Scott with his award.
Scott also has been named Louisiana’s 2015 Gatorade Player of the Year and won the 2015 Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Mr. Football Award.
Also honored as finalists for the Dunn Award were Kentwood’s Shyheim Carter, Parkview Baptist’s Reginald Hayes, Belaire’s Daquan Hicks, Silliman Institute’s Zach Kelly, Lutcher’s Sully Laiche, Riverside’s Evan Veron, Southern Lab’s Curtlan Williams and Episcopal’s T.J. Wisham.
Jackson sets meet mark
Zachary shot putter Kristian Jackson set a meet record with a winning throw of 42 feet, 8¼ inches at the High School Indoor Qualifier on Jan. 23 at LSU’s Carl Maddox Field House.
The sophomore, who is the defending state indoor and outdoor champion in the event, had eclipsed the 42-feet milestone only once this season prior to the meet. The meet’s old record was 42-3/4 .
The Lady Broncos track team, the defending state indoor and outdoor champs, also got first place finishes from Janie O’Connor in the 60-meter dash in 7.64 seconds; Frankie Griffin in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 4 inches; and the 4x200 relay team won with a time of 1:43.49. In addition, the Lady Broncos finished second in the 4x400 relay in 4:09.44.
Bronco wrestlers finish 7th
The Zachary High wrestling team finished seventh at the 47th Greater Baton Rouge City Wrestling Tournament at Catholic High on Jan. 30.
Catholic High won its second straight city tourney, scoring 263 points to finish ahead of St. Amant (228), Live Oak (172), McKinley (133), Brusly (132), Dutchtown (109.5) and the Broncos with 90 points.
Individually, Zachary senior Kennan Tate defeated Nicholas Danna, of Catholic, 3-2 to capture the title in the 197-pound class.
The ZHS wrestling squad now has two weeks to prepare for the All-State Sugar Bowl LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament at Bossier City’s CenturyLink Center, slated for Feb. 12-13.
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