Three feet of snow in the Northeast did not stop Zachary (La.) three-star quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. from two significant official visits on the path to Signing Day.
Scott spent his Friday and Saturday at Maryland and hit the train Sunday morning to see Rutgers before a Monday return home. Both Big Ten schools gained ground with Scott on campus, said his father Lindsey Scott Sr.
“I thought the visit to Rutgers went well,” Scott Sr. said. “I wanted him to get up there and take a look at Jersey and the school and meet with the coaches. It was a positive visit and so was the time at Maryland.”
Scott Sr. expects the pair to visit local LSU next weekend but did not discuss plans in detail yet. They plan to hammer out the final leg of Scott Jr.’s recruitment when they get home.
“Both visits were equally impressive and gave us something to think about,” Scott said. “We’ll try to get back home so we can figure out what’s next. We haven’t discussed it yet. We have to sit down and compare notes on what we thought. … We are scheduled to visit LSU. The plan is then to get that visit in and once we get that out of the way, figure it out.”
Scott de-committed from Syracuse last week and remains open to every school on his list. He officially visited Tulane Jan. 15.
At Rutgers Sunday and Monday, Scott got a look at the campus and spent significant time with offensive coordinator Drew Mehringer. Starting quarterback Chris Laviano also spoke with the two before they left campus.
“A bunch of the players were very receptive and the coaches were personable and down to earth,” Scott said. “They all think that Rutgers has a chance to do something special this year.”
Maryland remains aggressive in its pursuit of Scott after coach D.J. Durkin and his staff impressed the 6-foot, 200-pounder that ranks No. 1 at his position in Louisiana. The Terps hosted fellow in-state quarterback Chase Fourcade of Metairie (La.) Rummel High this week and host Pinson (Al.) Clay-Chalkville quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome starting Friday.
“Maryland was also a very good visit,” Scott said. “We liked the coaches a lot. The whole staff came down and met with him and showed support. He thought, personally, that there was a good relationship. He talked with the staff about a possible fit.”