It ended in Baton Rouge with a local kid.
Zachary quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. announced Sunday afternoon that he’s committed to LSU, giving the Tigers their first, and likely only, QB in a recruiting class current ranked No. 1 nationally.
Scott’s father, Lindsey Sr., confirmed the news just before his son posted the commitment message on his Twitter account.
Scott, a former Syracuse commit who received an LSU offer just two weeks ago, went on an official visit to LSU this weekend with his mother. The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder can make his commitment binding on Wednesday, national signing day.
Scott’s commitment gives the Tigers a 23rd commitment in a class that No. 1 in three of the four major recruiting outlets. LSU is expected to sign as many as 28 players on Wednesday.
Scott’s verbal pledge solves a two-month old problem for offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and the Tigers. Feleipe Franks dropped his near 18-month commitment to LSU in November and then enrolled early at Florida, throwing the Tigers QB recruitment into a tailspin.
Scott is the 28th-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 2016 class and a three-star prospect. He had narrowed his list to LSU, Harvard, Maryland and Tulane, his father said Friday.
Scott passed for 3,039 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior at Zachary last season. He also ran for 1,963 and 28 scores.
Scott visited Tulane on the weekend of Jan. 15 and then visited Rutgers and Maryland last weekend. He’s met with three offensive coordinators in the last week, spending hours watching film with each, his father said Friday.
Cameron and Scott began developing a relationship in December 2014, his father said, but the Tigers didn’t offer the QB until Jan. 18 – another step in the hunt for a quarterback. Coach Les Miles said in December that signing a quarterback in this class was a must and was imperative for the future of the program.
Cameron fought to reel back in Franks after his de-commitment and before the no-contact period began in mid-December, but those attempts failed. LSU then pursued then-Maryland QB commitment Dwayne Haskins before he flipped to Ohio State. Cameron visited in-home with a few other quarterbacks but they were all already committed elsewhere.
Tanner Lee, the former Tulane quarterback, visited LSU two weeks ago, but he announced earlier this week that he’s committing to Nebraska.
LSU’s uncommitted targets
DB Kristian Fulton, Rummel
DT D’Andre Christmas-Giles, St. Aug
CB Trayvon Mullen, Coconut Creek (Florida)
OT Jauan Williams, Archbishop Carroll (DC)
CB Shyheim Carter, Kentwood
OT Scott Lashley, West Point (Mississippi)
S Deontay Anderson, Manvel (Texas)