The LSU Tigers are losing a second quarterback to a transfer this offseason as Hayden Rettig told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that he will transfer after being listed as the team’s No. 3 quarterback on the post-spring depth chart.
Rettig is behind Anthony Jennings and true freshman Brandon Harris on the depth chart and watched the two get the bulk of the work on April’s spring game which served as a catalyst to a transfer for the former four-star recruit knowing he may not get an opportunity to lead the Tiger offense. He attempted only two passes in the team’s spring game.
The 6-3, 195-pound quarterback was part of the 2013 class along with Anthony Jennings and more often than not when two quarterbacks enroll in the same year, one of them eventually transfers to get an opportunity elsewhere rather than being lost in the depth chart shuffle.
Rettig was the No. 9 pro-style quarterback according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings and picked LSU over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn and Boston College, among others. Rettig’s older brother Chase Rettig is a former Boston College starting quarterback, so perhaps Hayden follows the path of his older brother.
If Rettig transfers to another FBS program he will have to sit out the 2014 season per NCAA transfer rules and will have three years of eligibility remaining. If he transfers to an FCS school, he will be eligible to play immediately and have four years of eligibility remaining.
Stephen Rivers announced he would be transferring to Vanderbilt earlier this offseason.