Earlier this offseason it was reported that Stephen Rivers would be transferring from LSU, with San Diego State or Vanderbilt the most likely landing spots for the brother of Philip. A handful of months later, yet another Tigers quarterback has pulled the trigger on a transfer — and could end up at a place very familiar to the player’s brother.
Hayden Rettig confirmed to the New Orleans Times-Picayune this weekend that he has decided to transfer out of the LSU football program. It’s at this point in the program where we usually mention that the Bayou Bengals have yet to publicly address Rettig’s status with the team moving forward.
While no reason was given for the decision to move out and move on, the fact that Rettig exited spring practice No. 3 on the depth chart behind sophomore Anthony Jennings and freshman Brandon Harris would likely be a good place to start. There’s also no word on whether Rettig lacked the chesticular fortitude to continue on as part of Les Miles‘ football program.
The Times-Picayune also speculates on a potential transfer destination for Rettig: Boston College. Beginning in 2010 and ending in 2013, Chase Rettig, Hayden’s older brother, started 46 games for the Eagles, including a streak of 45 straight starts to end his career at the school.
The younger Rettig was a four-star member of LSU’s 2013 recruiting class coming out of high school in Los Angeles, Calif., , rated as the No. 3 pro-style quarterback in the country… and the No. 73 player at any position in that class… and the No. 9 player at any position in the state of California. He took a redshirt as a true freshman, and would likely be forced to sit out the 2014 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. Beginning in 2015, he’d then have three years of eligibility remaining.
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