Patrick Ochs

Former LSU QB looking to ‘feel at home’ at next stop after winning Mississippi Bowl MVP

East Mississippi Community College Lions Lindsey Scott Jr drops back to pass during the Mississippi Bowl at A.L. May Memorial Stadium, in Perkinston, Sunday. The former LSU quarterback has multiple schools recruiting him, including Tulane, Kansas and others.
East Mississippi Community College Lions Lindsey Scott Jr drops back to pass during the Mississippi Bowl at A.L. May Memorial Stadium, in Perkinston, Sunday. The former LSU quarterback has multiple schools recruiting him, including Tulane, Kansas and others. JUCO Weekly

Former LSU quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. helped lift East Mississippi to a Mississippi Bowl victory and fourth NJCAA National Championship on Sunday.

Now he’s turned his attention to securing the next step in his football odyssey.

Scott told the Sun Herald after Sunday’s 31-28 victory over No. 2 Arizona Western that he plans to visit Kansas this weekend, with Tulane, UTSA and another school filling out his itinerary.

The Green Wave have been one of the schools recruiting Scott the hardest, he said.

“When I came to JUCO they were the first people calling me so they were always very (interested),” the 5-foot-11, 210-pound quarterback said.

Tulane’s zone option is certainly different than EMCC’s spread offense, but Scott can “definitely” see himself operating the run-heavy attack.

“I’ve talked to coach and I’ve seen things that I would definitely feel comfortable doing,” he said.

In addition to UTSA, Tulane and Kansas, Scott also claims offers from Georgia State, New Mexico State and Western Michigan. He said he’s also paying close attention to the coaching carousel. Perhaps a few new coaches could shake loose more interest?

“We’ll see,” Scott said. “I think that’s some stuff for the higher powers. I just have to wait and see how things play out.”

‘Feel like home’

Bottom line, Scott said, he’s looking for the right fit more than anything.

“When I step onto campus I want to feel comfortable. I want to click with the coaching staff and feel at home,” he said. “When I was back at LSU it felt like home, so I know what that feeling is like. I want that feeling.”

Regardless of the visits play out for the Zachary, Louisiana, native, don’t expect a quick commitment.

“I’m going to let it play out until signing day (Dec. 20),” he said. “ I want to make my visits and don’t want to rush anything.”

JUCO season

In 12 games for EMCC this season, the redshirt freshman completed 64.8 percent of his passes for 3,481 yards and 29 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 729 yards and six touchdowns.

In Sunday’s Mississippi Bowl, Arizona Western’s defensive front constantly took shots at Scott. The game ended with the quarterback sprawled out on the A.L. May Memorial Stadium turf in pain as his teammates celebrated around him, unaware he was still on the ground. Still, Scott passed for 170 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 40 more yards, to earn the game’s offensive MVP honor.

“I realized I was going to take some shots and get hit in the ribs but as long as I complete these balls it’ll be OK,” he said.

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