The exchange is now almost as routine as the workout regiment that once concerned his new coach.
Lindsey Scott Jr. shakes his head and rolls his eyes as teammates Douglas Coleman and Kellton Hollins flaunt small bags of chips and cookies.
The Zachary wide receiver and offensive lineman — bound for Texas Tech and TCU, respectively — even tease that they’ll pose and send pictures of the quarterback with the snacks to his father.
But, by now, Scott has embraced and taken ownership of his focused diet, just as he did the more physical aspects of his relentless preparation techniques long ago.
“We’re strict with it certain times of the year,” says Scott, who signed with nearby LSU in February. “This is one of those times, going into the summer. My friends joke about it all the time, because they’ll go, ‘Hey, Lindsey, you wanna go to Wingstop?’ And then they’ll say, ‘Oh, never mind. You can’t come!’
“But, I mean, I’m used to it, and I like the food. It’s fun because you can get creative at times. Eating is always a big component of healthy living and working out. It’s a part of my life and something I’m used to. It’s my thing.”