Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Scott Picks Up LSU Offer; Sneed Announcement Set For Thursday

In the evolving world of college football recruiting, Louisiana’s reigning player of the year picked up a scholarship offer from LSU Tuesday. Zachary quarterback Lindsey Scott tweeted that he received an offer after offensive coordinator Cam Cameron spent hours at Zachary High School. LSU has run into difficulty landing a quarterback for this recruiting class, swinging and missing on a few of the highest rated prospects in the country, which included former Calvary star, Shea Patterson who chose Ole Miss over LSU.

Will Scott push Brandon Harris or Danny Etling or Justin McMillan for playing time or lofty depth chart position? Doubtful.  But after the efforts to net a stud from out of state, it's good PR for the Tigers to make concerted effort to land the biggest QB fish in the state---particularly one that starred fifteen minutes outside of Baton Rouge.

The track record for Les Miles and quarterbacks with more athletic skills than passing skills is well-documented: Russell Shepherd, Terrance Magee, John Diarse... all were moved from the position where they ruled the roost ii high school.  Will Scott be the next in that line, if he even chooses to bring his ability to B.R. this summer?

On the radio show this morning, it was brought to our attention, the last time LSU came in late with an offer for a quarterback in state who had the talent but mostly escaped their radar? Dak Prescott. The Haughton star re-wrote the record book at Mississippi State.  If Prescott had latched onto the late LSU offer, I'm wagering the Tigers record book would have been mainly unaltered after Prescott's time in school.

That's not a knock on Dak.  The system, the competition at the position, the expectations, all those factors and more would have been prohibitive in Baton Rouge---but were assets in Starkville.

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Minden super-athlete L’Jarius Sneed will announce his college choice tomorrow, on his birthday. Sneed had over 1,000 yards receiving and another 300 + rushing in just 9 games for the Crimson Tide in 2015. Louisiana Tech and UL-L are the reported front-runners for Sneed’s services.