Former LSU quarterback Hayden Rettig announced at the beginning of June that he would be transferring out of the Tigers program and continue his playing career elsewhere. According to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, that place will be with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
Rettig will have to sit out the 2014 season but will have three seasons of eligibility remaining once eligible for the 2015 college football season.
The 6-3, 205-pound quarterback was a four-star recruit out of Cathedral high school in Los Angeles and the No. 9 pro-style quarterback according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
With Rutgers’ likely starter Gary Nova gone after this season, so Rettig will have an opportunity to earn a starting job in 2015. That would not have been a realistic possibility at LSU. He will compete with Chris Laviano, Blake Rankin, Mike Bimonte and Devin Ray for snaps in 2015.
The Hayden Rettig get is a good one for #Rutgers and Kyle Flood. Former 4-star recruit has a lot of ability.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) June 13, 2014
Rettig was a part of the 2013 class for LSU 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. After spring practice concluded with Rettig entrenched as the team’s No. 3 quarterback behind Jennings and true freshman Brandon Harris, Rettig decided it would be in his best interest to look for playing time elsewhere.
His older brother Chase Rettig is a former starting quarterback for Boston College.