ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - On Sunday, Zachary High quarterback Lindsey Scott gave his verbal commitment to accept LSU's scholarship offer, making him the Tigers' only quarterback in the Class of 2016.
"Just stepping on campus and seeing parts I hadn't seen before," Scott said about the deciding factors behind his decision. "Building a better relationship with Coach Les and Coach Cam and seeing the new engineering building that they've got. They're pumping $1.4 million into that and my major is going to be software engineering so I'm excited about that."
Scott said that the academic side of LSU is what lured him into to the university.
"I'm excited to get there and start school. To start my athletic career and academic career, and to come up with some programs that you guys can use some day," Scott said.
LSU waited until late in the game to offer Scott a scholarship, but he is confident and believes the program is sincerely interested in him playing quarterback.
"Coach Cam has done a great job staying in contact with me, even the times when I was committed," Scott said. "He stayed in contact with Coach Brew constantly and we've built a good relationship over the years. So there's no doubt they're serious about me playing quarterback."
Scott can throw a tight spiral and run, but there are some people skeptical about someone his height playing quarterback in the SEC. Scott models himself after Russell Wilson and believes he can get in done.
"I train hard, I work hard. I let those things be the factors in my success. My height is just a number to me. The hours of hard work are the most important thing to me.
Scott said his dad told him he couldn't root for any college teams in high school, to stay objective. He was honored as the Gatorade Player of the Year, WAFB's Warrick Dunn Award winner and Louisiana's Mr. Football this year.