Syracuse offensive coordinator Tim Lester spent the Orange’s bye week recruiting quarterbacks in Louisiana and Tennessee. The trip almost immediately paid off for SU when Zachary QB (LA) Lindsey Scott committed to Syracuse Monday.
Looking at Scott’s tape two attributes jump out right in the first minute. The Louisiana quarterback consistently hits receivers on passes of over 25 yards. He throws an excellent deep ball. The level of competition obviously does not compare to the ACC, but Scott routinely hits open receivers. He can’t be faulted for who he goes up against.
Scott’s ability to escape when his protection breaks down is also impressive. Syracuse’s second 2016 quarterback commit gets out of trouble very well. He turns what should be negative plays into positive ones. He’s not rated as the 29th best dual threat quarterback in the nation according to 247sports.com for nothing.
Scott throws on the move a lot. When asked to stand in the pocket and make throws he can, but he can also hit receivers on the run. This attribute is something Lester looks for in quarterbacks. Just look at how Eric Dungey has played so far this season for Syracuse. It’s been a little bit of passing in the pocket, a little bit of scrambling and some option play. Scott is of the same mold.
Scott will have to learn how to play the option pitch game if he ever hopes to start under center in Lester’s offense however. He definitely has the tools with his speed, but learning the decision making part of running pitch options can be a challenge. Dungey has picked it up with no problems thus far as a true freshman, so there’s reason to believe it will be a smooth transition for Scott as well.
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Posted: Connor Morrissette