Syracuse QB commit Lindsey Scott named Gatorade Player of the Year in Louisiana

Three-star quarterback and Syracuse commit, Lindsey Scott, was named Louisiana's Gatorade Player of the Year

Syracuse has two quarterbacks committed in the 2016 class. One of them, Lindsey Scott, has been named Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Louisiana. The honor was announced on Thursday. 

Scott completed 65.6% of his passes, threw for 2,674 yards and 29 touchdowns. In addition, he ran for 1,607 yards on 171 carries with 23 touchdowns during his senior season. The gridiron is not the only place where Scott shines, compiling a 3.77 GPA as well. The award was won two years ago by LSU running back Leonard Fournette

"Lindsey Scott is an outstanding athlete," B.R. Catholic High head coach Dale Weiner said in the Gatorade press release. "He hurts opponents with his running and his passing. They won a few down-to-the-wire games this season. I don't think they win those without him."

“It’s a great award … a big honor and winning it means a lot,” Scott told The Advocate. “What it tells me is I’m on the right track and I need to keep working. Good things happen for people who work hard. I believe that.”

Scott's head coach offered some more insight into his work ethic in an interview with The Advocate. 

“He’s special,” Zachary High head coach David Brewerton said. “When I called him in to tell him about this award I told him he’d probably need to do some interviews.

“Lindsey told me he had to get in his morning workout and be with the offensive guys first. He said he’d be back. That’s the kind of thing that sets him apart.”

Scott said he was shocked and disappointed when former head coach Scott Shafer was fired from Syracuse. He says he maintains committed to the Orange, however. 

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