Syracuse has started showing interest in Lindsey Scott, a three-star quarterback from Louisiana. He spoke with offensive coordinator Tim Lester a little over two weeks ago and the interest has been mutual ever since. Scott is a true dual-threat quarterback with the athleticism and skills necessary to play other positions, if necessary. Namely defensive back, wide receiver or h-back.
During the Orange's bye week, Lester watched Scott's game as Zachary High defeated Dutchtown. According to Scott, he threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns. As if that was not enough, he ran for 202-yards and three scoring scampers. That combination of running ability with skills as a passer were no doubt impressive to Lester.
"Coach seemed like he enjoyed it," Scott said. "We won 44-34 against a very formiddable team, my old school."
Scott said he is supposed to speak with Lester during the coming week in order to see where things stand regarding an offer. But if an offer were to be extended?
"An offfer would mean a great deal," Scott said. "(My) interest is high."
In addition, he believes he would be a perfect fit for Syracuse's offensive system.
Scott currently holds offers from Navy, Army, Air Force, New Mexico State and Arkansas State. In addition to Syracuse, power five schools Duke, Oregon State and LSU have expressed interest, according to Scott.
Scott is the 68th best quarterback in the 2016 class.