Former LSU quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. helped lift East Mississippi to a Mississippi Bowl victory and fourth NJCAA National Championship this past December. And now he's going to get another shot with a Southeastern Conference school.
Scott announced Monday that he's leaving East Mississippi and will sign a letter of intent to play at the University of Missouri. LSU doesn't play Missouri again until 2023.
Verbal commitments are non-binding. National signing day is Feb. 7.
Besides Missouri, Scott had interest from Southern, Tulane, UT-San Antonio, Kansas, Georgia State, New Mexico State and Western Michigan.
In 12 games for EMCC this season, the redshirt freshman completed 64.8 percent of his passes for 3,481 yards and 29 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 729 yards and six touchdowns.
Scott Jr. was granted his release from LSU this past August. He never played a down for the Tigers. He redshirted last season and entered preseason camp fighting for the top backup position behind Danny Etling. Two weeks into camp, the pecking order behind the fifth-year senior Etling grew clearer with Myles Brennan and Lowell Narcisse also on the roster.