Stopping Jalen Hurts is hard. So is preparing to stop Alabama’s quarterback.
The true freshman signal caller possesses a unique blend of speed and passing ability that will be unlike anything LSU has seen this season.
So how are they preparing to stop Hurts?
Welcome freshman quarterback, Lindsey Scott, according to The Advocate‘s Ross Dellenger.
The true freshman, who has not thrown a pass this season, is mimicking the Crimson Tide quarterback on the scout team this week as the Tigers prepare to take on Alabama this Saturday in Death Valley.
Scott was a 3-star recruit out of Zachary, La., where he was ranked as the nation’s No. 25 dual-threat quarterback, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.
He held 19 offers, and chose the Tigers over offers from Maryland, Rutgers and Syracuse. He was once committed to the Orange for about four months before de-committing and signing with LSU on National Signing Day.
Scott (5-foot-11, 210 pounds) holds a somewhat similar build to Hurts, who is listed 6-foot-2, 209 pounds.
On the year, Hurts has accumulated 1,578 passing yards and 12 touchdowns through the air, while also picking up 521 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.
The Tigers will look to slow down the true freshman at 8 p.m. on Saturday.