Former LSU QB and NJCAA national champ Lindsey Scott Jr. considering KU football


Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting

A former LSU quarterback with both a high school state title and an NJCAA national championship on his résumé is examining the University of Kansas as his next potential stop.

Earlier this week, Lindsey Scott Jr., helped East Mississippi Community College — the program made famous the previous couple of years by the Netflix documentary “Last Chance U” — finish the season No. 1 in the nation. Scott completed 15 of 28 passes for 170 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception, as well as 40 rushing yards, in a 31-28 victory over Arizona Western at the Mississippi Bowl, the NJCAA’s Football Championship Game.

According to Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant, KU offensive coordinator Doug Meacham watched Scott in person on Sunday, in Perkinston, Miss., and the Jayhawks offered the QB a scholarship on Monday.

In high school, Scott led Zachary (La.) to a Class 5A state championship in 2015, and was considered by Rivals to be a three-star, dual-threat QB in the recruiting Class of 2016.

Scott signed with LSU after picking up offers from a number of programs, including Power Five schools Maryland, Rutgers, Wake Forest and Syracuse, as well as Air Force, Army, Navy, Tulane and Harvard.

A 5-foot-11, 210-pound passing and running threat, Scott transferred out of LSU this past August after spending one season in the program as a redshirt QB. According to The Advocate, he was in a battle to become LSU’s No. 2 quarterback during preseason camp.

However, Scott decided to transfer to the junior college level and play immediately. At Eastern Mississippi, within a spread offensive attack, he completed 65 percent of his 398 passes, while throwing for 3,481 yards, with 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also averaged 60.8 rushing yards a game and ran for six scores.

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Now that his one fall of juco football is over, Scott has three years of eligibility remaining. The QB said during a Wednesday interview with Matt Moscona, on 104.5 FM ESPN Baton Rouge, he will visit Kansas this weekend, and follow the trip up by checking out Western Michigan.

Scott identified KU, WMU, Tulane and Texas-San Antonio as the four teams he is considering right now. In another interview, with the Biloxi Sun Herald, he said Tulane has recruited him hard since he left LSU.

Asked during his radio Q & A whether he will reach a decision this month and make it official during the new NCAA early signing period, Scott admitted he wasn’t certain. He could potentially wait until February.

“With juco recruiting things can change quickly,” Scott told ESPN Baton Rouge. “So I guess the extra time would just be beneficial to me.”

As Scott weighs his choices, he will have different styles of offenses to consider. Although Tulane runs a zone-option, he told the Sun Herald he could see himself fitting in there. But that seems to be his mentality for any system, as Scott declined to pigeonhole himself.

“I can see myself in different types of offenses,” he told ESPN Baton Rouge. “I think I’m very malleable.”

Ultimately, Scott might decide he fits best at KU if his experience during his visit to Lawrence convinces him he would be contented as a part of the rebuilding program.

“I just want somewhere that feels like home with a coaching staff that has the best interest for me,” Scott said, “and where the offense suits my skill set.”


Gunnar Hays 4 years, 5 months ago

Interesting move considering there were 4 non senior QBs on the roster this year, and the high school QB from Texas just recently committed as well.

Benton, do you think KU would keep Scott at QB or possibly try him at other positions? If QB, are any of the current ones planning on transferring schools?

Bryson Stricker 4 years, 5 months ago

I could definitely see him getting used elsewhere but I think he is a viable option to be our QB1. Watch the film on this kid, he's one of those Trevone Boykin breeds. There is a reason Meacham recruited him, not Riley.

Benton Smith 4 years, 5 months ago

I think they're recruiting him as a QB for sure. No one was satisfied with the production at that position in 2017. And -- just my theory -- Scott could easily go elsewhere and remain a QB.

John Fitzgerald 4 years, 5 months ago

I'm going to guess that Stanley transfers. To me he's the most likely candidate to do so.

Kevin Robert Fest 4 years, 5 months ago

What ever happened to Tyriek Starks isn't it about time to see what he can do?

Gunnar Hays 4 years, 5 months ago

He never seemed to be part of the conversation for starting quarterback this year, but I do remember watching him play some during the 2017 spring game and thought he looked to have quite a bit of potential. I think he was a 3 or 4 star recruit out of high school as well.

I'll be interested to see if he gets more playing time in the spring game this year and puts himself in the competition for a starting role.

Titus Canby 4 years, 5 months ago

I thought Starks looked horrible in the spring game. He has a strong arm, but throws a really ugly pass. He had multiple helicopter passes.

Gunnar Hays 4 years, 5 months ago

Fundamentally some issues no doubt, but a big arm and plenty of athleticism. Not perfect by any means but plenty to work with in the next few seasons.

Bryson Stricker 4 years, 5 months ago

Going to give you an answer I've gotten from multiple people inside the program.

They don't think Tyriek Starks looks good at practice at all. Maybe it is lack of reps or something along those lines but they said he just doesn't look game ready at all and quite frankly doesn't look good.

I'm a firm believer having been an athlete and after the Khalil, Daylon etc. situation this year that practice doesn't show good of a gamer you are, so I am really hoping he gets a game situation to show where he is because frankly he looked to be our 2nd best option at QB in spring game over Stanley.

Gerry Butler 4 years, 5 months ago

You really meant our 2nd option over bender, I see where you might of got confused

Bryson Stricker 4 years, 5 months ago

hahahaha I agree with you now. But you and I both know after watching that Spring Game that Bender looked like he might actually be the solution. The kid is an amazing pocket thrower and made amazing throws in the Spring Game. Doesn't translate when a 300 pound guy faster than him is chasing him with a death wish during the season lmao

Kevin Robert Fest 4 years, 5 months ago

I know that he is still on the roster but again let's see what he can do. Must make Bender feel like last year's model and Beaty is upgrading. Not a good look. But hey he did it to Stanley so it is what it is. He gushed about Bender and basically handed him the job as soon as his feet touched Lawrence now he will probably do the same thing with this guy if he signs. What a scum bag. His mantra this year should be "Anything to save my job" They will still call that useless stupid sideline pass 10 times a game anyway regardless of who the quarterback is.

Bryson Stricker 4 years, 5 months ago




THIS KID IS A BEAST. If you want game film on him, get on netflix and turn on Last Chance U.

Best, Bryson Stricker

Bryson Stricker 4 years, 5 months ago

You better hope the gym hasn't failed you big hoss. 1000 pushups are waiting for you.

John Fitzgerald 4 years, 5 months ago

I’ve done 1000 push-ups in a day multiple times “home-slice.” I welcome it. And if I have to do them it means we’ve secured a badass recruiting class. My lack of faith in Beaty won’t change though until he wins some games.

John Brazelton 4 years, 5 months ago

Let's all wait and see who is recruited. Right now, we need help on the offensive line, first, and at QB, second, and defensive back, third. Those were the main problem areas this season, plus way too many injuries.

Dyrk Dugan 4 years, 5 months ago

Three years to play three; he’s a JUCO recruit, but the eligibility is like a high school recruit. Get him in here, and get him in here now. 🙂

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