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Syracuse University football fans can breathe a sigh of relief as word has come out from both Rivals and Scout that talented quarterback Lindsey Scott had his scholarship offer reaffirmed by new offensive coordinator and QB coach Sean Lewis today.

Scott, the Gatorade Player of the Year in Louisiana this season (and the Louisiana 5A Offensive Player of the Year as a junior), seemed to have his status up in the air with the hiring of Dino Babers and his staff. Syracuse has already had several commits from the Scott Shafer era decommit once it became clear they weren’t a fit for Babers and his system, and there was some fear that Scott, a prolific player who put up more than 5,000 total yards and 61 passing and rushing touchdowns as a senior (against just five interceptions) might be on the outside looking in.

The staff seemed to be looking for additional signal callers while Scott was busy leading his Zachary High team to the Louisiana state title last weekend, and with Rex Culpepper already confirmed as an early enrollee. Scott having his scholarship reaffirmed doesn’t necessarily seal things once and for all – especially with home-state team Tulane having recently offered – but it certainly goes a long way. All indications are that Scott will stay committed to Syracuse, giving the team another dynamic playmaker and athlete either at QB or wherever else he might ultimately transition, should he not have a home at quarterback.

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