After Philip Nelson, Rutgers could land another transfer QB

After Philip Nelson, Rutgers could land another transfer QB
June 10, 2014, 9:00 am
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Vinnie Duber

Rutgers is still looking for its quarterback of the future.

The Scarlet Knights thought they found one in Philip Nelson, the ex-Golden Gophers starter who transferred to Rutgers earlier in the offseason. But Nelson recently became involved in a high-profile and somewhat-gruesome legal entanglement that got him dismissed from the team.

Well, now another transferring QB is looking at Rutgers. LSU redshirt freshman Hayden Rettig announced he’d be transferring from Baton Rouge a few days ago, and now Fox Sports is reporting he’s visting Rutgers on Tuesday.

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Rettig spurned Rutgers (and many others) for LSU ahead of last season when the four-star recruit was rated the No. 3 pro-style quarterback in the country by Rivals (interestingly, ranked right behind current Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg). He redshirted last season and has yet to play NCAA football.

Though he didn’t go into detail about why he’s leaving the Tigers, Rettig was buried at third on the depth chart behind Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris.

The Scarlet Knights have four QBs currently on their roster: senior Gary Nova, junior Mike Bimonte and redhsirt freshmen Chris Lavano and Devin Ray. Nova was the team’s leading passer a season ago, throwing for 2,159 yards and 18 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.