It’s no secret that Zachary High quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. is one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in Louisiana. Where Scott might end up playing college football was a point of debate until Monday.
Scott committed to Syracuse coach Scott Shafer, ending a whirlwind recruiting process that included Orange offensive coordinator Tim Lester’s visit Friday.
Scott accounted for 413 yards of offense and five touchdowns in seventh-ranked Zachary’s 44-34 nondistrict victory over Dutchtown, with Lester in attendance.
“I wasn’t nervous,” Scott said of the win over Dutchtown. “There’s no reason to be nervous when you’re doing something you love. Really, I was more concerned about helping my team win. I don’t think I had goosebumps or anything, but there was a big smile on my face when (Shafer) offered and then I accepted. I’m excited about playing for a top school that plays in one of the best conferences (the ACC) in the country.”
Scott said Syracuse was one of the schools he sent video highlights to after his junior year. The Orange’s recruitment of the 5-foot-11, 205-pound senior kicked into high gear about three weeks ago when Lester got involved.
“Our understanding is that it came down to Lindsey and one other quarterback,” Zachary coach David Brewerton said. “(Lester) said (the coaches) wanted to see Lindsey in person before they made a decision. (Lester) was there for about three quarters, and he waved to me when he left. ... We felt good about Lindsey getting the offer at that point.”
Scott is a three-year starter for the Broncos. He was voted the Class 5A and The Advocate’s All-Metro MVP for 5A/4A last season after helping lead ZHS to a 12-2 record and the Class 5A semifinals.
Scott ran for 202 yards on 18 carries and scored three TDs in Zachary’s win over DHS. He also completed 14 of 19 passes for 211 yards and two more TDs.
The Broncos host Scotlandville in a pivotal District 4-5A opener Friday night. For the season, Scott has 663 rushing yards and 10 TDs and 982 passing yards and 12 TDs.