SAN ANTONIO — Growing up and playing soccer in Louisiana, Lindsay Scott Jr. was like many other kids in the state who dreamed of one day playing at Louisiana State University. Scott was a good quarterback in high school, and he got that chance in 2016 when he signed with the Tigers.
“At the time, I always thought I was going to LSU. I thought I was going to be a hometown hero,” Scott said. “I was going to be there for four years. ‘That’s great.’ But it was far from it.”
Scott lasted only one season at LSU and left the program in 2017. That was the beginning of his seven-year journey, during which he went through five colleges.
“At each step of the way, I’ve pulled out something that I’m going to become and contribute to the growing youth,” Scott said.
From LSU, Scott played quarterback at East Mississippi Community College in 2017. He led that team to his JUCO national title that season. From there, he signed with Missouri in 2018. That didn’t work out, so from 2019 he returned to Louisiana to play on the streets of Nichols until 2021. After last season, he had just one year left of his eligibility and entered the transfer portal to search for the final perfect fit.
“I wanted to go to a place where I could grow as a passer,” explained Scott. “That’s what I believed myself. I’m as good as any other quarterback who throws the ball.”
Scott was working out in Dallas this offseason when he got in touch with a coach at San Antonio’s Incarnate Ward. The same school that helped Cameron Ward become one of the top QBs in the nation. After spending some time with his coach, Scott decided his UIW was where he belonged.
“I think he was hungry when he got here,” said UIW head coach GJ Kinne. “He knew this was his last chance. He was hungry and he wanted to make the most of it.”
Scott earned the Cardinals’ first quarterback job and has made the most of the opportunity throughout the season. Ranked 10th. Scott leads all of college football with his passing for 3,409 yards and 45 touchdowns.
“I’m having a lot of fun. This is great,” said Scott. “I’m slowing down and enjoying every day. It’s been a lot of fun so far because I’m enjoying every moment with my teammates and coaches. [I] Please continue to enjoy it. ”
Scott is having fun but making a big impact on the team with his play and leadership. Being a guy in his seventh year of college gives him a certain amount of maturity and the ability to connect with others.
“You have to read the room before you lead it,” said Scott. “It comes with time. You have to learn how to relate to different people.”
“He’s been a leader ever since he got here,” Kinne admitted. “First one in, last guy out, voted team his captain and everything you could want in a leader.”
He was also able to handle jokes about being a true veteran of the team. said.
“They definitely give me a hard time, but that’s what it is,” Scott countered.
Another part of being in so many places over the years is the list of people Scott played with. During his time at LSU, Scott was on the same team as Jamal Adams, Leonard Fournette, Devin White and Justin Jefferson. Every player who is currently some of the best in the NFL and has been in the league for some time. He catches up with some of them and uses their success as his inspiration.
“Thanks to so many people I love dearly, it keeps me motivated because I want to reach their level,” Scott said.
With his play this season, Scott may have a chance to reach the pro level next year.
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