Another week, another honor. That’s how things have been going for Syracuse Orange commit Lindsey Scott, who’s already racked up Louisiana Mr. Football, Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year and Louisiana Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year honors. Now, he can add All-America to his resume, as he was named first team All-America by MaxPreps.com, and “drew consideration” for National Player of the Year honors.
At this point, I’ve gotten so used to writing out Scott’s accolades and statistics that I don’t need to look them up anymore. The 5-foot-11 quarterback and 3-star recruit racked up more than 5,000 total yards and 61 touchdowns, with about 3,000 of those yards coming on the ground and a shade under 2,000 yards coming on the ground. He threw for 33 touchdowns against just five interceptions, and rushed for 28 touchdowns.
Scott also led his Zachary High team to a state championship, and competed in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, where he teamed with his future Syracuse backfield-mate, Moe Neal. Scott was named to the MaxPreps All-America team as an athlete, but particularly given how thin the depth chart is at quarterback for Syracuse, there’s basically no question he’ll at least start out his Orange career as a signal caller.
Scott is set to take an official visit on January 29 after bumping the trip back one week (he was originally slated to check out the Hill on January 22). He’s one of two quarterbacks the Orange have brought in as part of the 2016 class, along with Rex Culpepper, who is set to enroll early and be on campus beginning next weekend. The Orange are still looking at Devon Modster, though the Southern California native appears to be a bit of a longshot at the moment, meaning it’s likely that Culpepper and Scott will remain the only two quarterbacks in this year’s recruiting class.