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Report: LSU QB Hayden Rettig will visit Rutgers

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Rutgers has a bit of a need for some quarterback depth heading into the 2014 season. Perhaps one option to fill a spot on the roster could be a transfer from the SEC.

According to Greg Biggins of, LSU transfer quarterback Hayden Rettig will make a visit to Rutgers this week (Tuesday). It was reported earlier this month Rettig informed LSU of his intention to transfer. He is the second quarterback to transfer out of LSU this offseason, joining Stephen Rivers. Rivers transferred to Vanderbilt. There has been no confirmed reason for Rettig’s decision to transfer, but as previously noted, the depth chart issue could have been a significant influence.

Which is why Rutgers would make some sense for Rettig. Rutgers recently dismissed quarterback Phillip Nelson, who had transferred from Minnesota. Nelson was booted from the program after being charged for assault in Minnesota in a disturbing incident.

Rutgers returns Gary Nova after starting at quarterback last season, but the Scarlet Knights are in need of stability under center. Of course, if Rettig does transfer to Rutgers he would have to sit out one year due to standard NCAA transfer rules. That would make him eligible in 2015.

Boston College was also considered to be a potential option for Rettig’s services.

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3 Responses to “Report: LSU QB Hayden Rettig will visit Rutgers”
  1. tigersdawgs says: Jun 9, 2014 8:32 PM

    Can never figure out why these players sign to play for a school when they know the deal and the next year transfer???? You knew all this before you committed / signed! NCAA should make them liable for the contract they signed and then players would think twice about it!!!

  2. mauldawg says: Jun 9, 2014 8:43 PM

    I agree,but when coaches can change teams at the drop of a hat,then kids should be allowed also.

  3. psly2124 says: Jun 9, 2014 9:48 PM

    I’m an lsu fan but les Probonly lied to the kid and said that they would run the same offense they had with mettenberger. But then switched the offense to cater to a run first qb. I would be pissed and transfer too.

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