It has been a wild offseason for Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers and that has included some defections in the form of transfers from the program. On Monday, word broke that LSU will be losing another promising piece of their roster, as quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. took to Twitter to announce that he will transfer from the program.
Scott Jr. was an intriguing prospect coming out of high school, where he hailed from Zachary (La.) as a member of the 2016 recruiting class. The talented quarterback was the Gatorade Louisiana Football Player of the Year during his high school stint and even without a massive recruiting following, there was reason to believe that Scott Jr. could develop in a big way once arriving in Baton Rouge.
However, he was reportedly stuck behind multiple players on the LSU quarterback depth chart, with Danny Etling at the top and incoming freshman Myles Brennan impressing in a big way. That likely painted a rather bleak picture for Scott Jr.’s upside with the program, even before discussing the other quarterback options on the roster already and potential incoming players in the future.
At one point, Scott Jr. was committed to Syracuse for a three-month time period during his senior season in high school, but with that said, there isn’t a ton of information to go on with regard to his next stop. Regardless, LSU is losing a transfer in August and the timing isn’t ideal for Orgeron and company.