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Report: Rutgers lands ex-LSU QB Hayden Rettig

Hayden Rettig

Earlier this week it was reported that Hayden Rettig would be visiting Piscataway as he attempted to determine his next step at the collegiate level.  Just three days later, it appears the former LSU quarterback had one helluva trip to New Jersey.

While the school has yet to confirm it, Bruce Feldman of FOXSports.com is reporting that Rettig has decided to transfer to Rutgers.  Because of NCAA transfer rules, Rettig will be forced to sit out the 2014 season.

Come 2015, however, the Scarlet Knights will be getting a potential starter at the all-important quarterback position for (potentially) three years.

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.

One potential landing spot for Rettig, who confirmed late last month that he would be transferring from the Tigers, was initially speculated to be Boston College.  Rettig’s brother, Chase Rettig, started 45 straight games for the Eagles from 2010-13.

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4 Responses to “Report: Rutgers lands ex-LSU QB Hayden Rettig”
  1. thefiesty1 says: Jun 12, 2014 10:49 PM

    Not even a lateral move. Big step down from LSU to Rutgers.

  2. ningenito78 says: Jun 13, 2014 12:14 AM

    In all honesty not many moves would be lateral to LSU. None of the teams he was considering would have been. Rutgers he has his best chance to play under a very good QB coach in Fridge. As an RU fan I’m obviously very happy to hear this.

  3. soundsofsuccess7 says: Jun 13, 2014 1:21 AM

    Weird. Lot of good offenses in the PAC-12. Kid could’ve stayed west coast twice and decided not to twice.

  4. southernpatriots says: Jun 19, 2014 8:18 PM

    Hayden is a good guy–personable and positive. Just would not (and did not) get many snaps at LSU. Miles and his staff wished Rettig well and spoke up for him at Rutgers. At Rutgers, he considered their coaching staff which said they wanted him, and also their academics, which may be his future anyway.

    My family and I wish Hayden Rettig the best in his football and matriculation at Rutgers!

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