By JAMES MORAN | Tiger Rag Associate Editor
LSU’s backup quarterback derby just lost its local competitor.
Redshirt-freshman quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. has left the football program and will transfer to another school, he announced on twitter Monday morning. LSU confirmed the news shortly after.
“I had a very good talk with Lindsey this morning and we talked about his future,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said through an official release. “He is a great young man from a great family. We wish him all of the best in the future.”
Scott signed with LSU in the 2016 class. Though undersized, some expected big things from a signal caller who was the Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year during the 2015 season at Zachary High School.
The redshirt-freshman didn’t play a down for LSU and competed for the quarterback job with incumbent Danny Etling, Justin McMillan and true freshman Lowell Narcisse in the spring.
True freshman Myles Brennan appears to have leapfrogged all but Etling on the depth chart since arriving on campus. Etling and Brennan were the only quarterbacks to take first-team reps in Saturday’s scrimmage.
Scott is the 11th departure from LSU’s roster since Orgeron took over as the full-time coach. He’s the second so far this training camp, joining right guard Maea Teuhema. Brandon Harris, another quarterback, left for North Carolina during the spring.