Report: Rutgers brings in LSU transfer Hayden Rettig

Report: Rutgers brings in LSU transfer Hayden Rettig
June 12, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Vinnie Duber

After Rutgers' plans for Philip Nelson went awry, it looks like the Scarlet Knights have landed another transfer to be their quarterback of the future.

According to a report from Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman, ex-LSU QB Hayden Rettig will transfer to Rutgers, just a couple days after it was reported Rettig would visit the school.

Rettig was a top recruit out of his California high school ahead of last season, when Rivals assigned him a four-star ranking and rated him the No. 3 pro-style quarterback in the country.

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Last season, Rettig redshirted at LSU and therefore has yet to see any action in an NCAA game. That trend will continue this season, as Feldman reports Rettig will sit out this year as a transfer. Another report indicated he will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2014 season.

Rettig hasn't elaborated on why he left LSU, but he was third on the Bayou Bengals' depth chart this spring behind Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris. He'll likely serve as the heir apparent to current Knights quarterback Gary Nova, a senior who threw for 2,159 yards and 18 touchdowns with 14 interceptions last season.