Former LSU and Missouri quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. has transferred to Nicholls State and will join the football team, a team spokesman confirmed Friday morning.
Scott, the 2015 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year from his time at Zachary High near Baton Rouge, enters the program as a redshirt junior with two years of eligibility remaining. He will not play this weekend on the team’s trip to Prairie View A&M, according to sports information director Jamie Bustos but will be eligible to play the rest of this season and next season.
The former 3-star, dual-threat QB announced last week his intention to transfer out of Missouri after spending one season with the Tigers. He did not see any playing time in 2018 after the high-profile transfer of Kelly Bryant into the program from Clemson.
Scott reportedly competed for the backup position during fall camp but fell short of securing the spot.
Prior to transferring to Missouri, Scott was one of the top JUCO quarterbacks in the nation after leading East Mississippi Community College to an 11-1 record and the 2017 NJCAA national championship.
He began his college career at LSU, but sat out the 2016 season as a redshirt freshman.
Scott was also heralded as one of the top quarterbacks in the state during his high school career after leading Zachary to a 5A state title in 2015. He was named Mr. Football by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and was a two-time Class 5A Offensive Most Valuable Player.
The addition of Scott into the quarterback room provides a new wrinkle in the search for Chase Fourcade’s replacement next season. As a senior, Fourcade is expected to graduate as the program’s all-time leading passer and orchestrator of back-to-back FCS Playoff appearances.
As of now, redshirt sophomore Kohen Granier is the primary backup for Fourcade with freshman Andrew Robison close behind in terms of a successor. Robison was believed by some analysts to be the top pure passer out of Louisiana in the 2019 recruiting class.
The Colonels also brought in former Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Dion Ray, but quickly switched him to wide receiver. Last year’s backup at Nicholls, Charles Brooks, also switched to wide receiver this summer for his senior season.
Scott brings Nicholls’ current quarterback depth chart to six.
Scott will have a chance to face LSU when Nicholls travels to Tiger Stadium to play LSU on Oct. 3, 2020.