Scott to play football for California based school

Jeramiah Housworth Jr, Sports Writer

Senior Lashawn Scott signed his national letter of Intent April 22 to play Division ll football for the University of Lincoln in Oakland California. 

The defensive lineman had a few schools recruiting him, such as the University of Elmhurst in Illinois, but ultimately he decided to be an Oaklander.

“I felt like Lincoln was the best choice for me because I had a connection with the coaches. They called me and were interested in my family and life, they had a big personal connection” says Scott.

California is a long way from Wisconsin. The warm weather surely played a role in his decision.

“There’s so much world out there, I want to get out and see some of it. I know it will be hard, but it’s something I have to do.”

Scott along with the rest of the Oaklanders squad will compete against teams from the NAIA, division ll, and even several division l teams. 

Lincoln’s football program started only three seasons ago in 2019, and this historically black University has had a team ever since. They had a tough first season this past year with a record of just one win accompanied by nine losses. 

They have scheduled all away games for this upcoming season as they are constructing a new home field and facilities which will be finished for Scott’s sophomore season.

Interestingly, the Oaklanders basketball team just hired Gary Payton to be their new basketball head coach. Payton starred in the NBA for the Seattle SuperSonics, pairing with Shawn Kempf to form a formidable duo. In 1996, they lost to the Chicago Bulls in the NBA finals.