A former high school All-American is leaving LSU. Quarterback Hayden Rettig, who signed with the Tigers in 2013, will transfer elsewhere, according to Jim Kleinpeter of NOLA.com.
The 6'3", 205-pound passer spent his first season on campus as a redshirt reserve. Following spring camp, Rettig faced an uphill battle to supplant heralded true freshman Brandon Harris and sophomore Anthony Jennings atop the depth chart.
He enrolled at LSU as a 4-star recruit just 17 months ago, rated No. 9 nationally among pro-style quarterback prospects in 247Sports' 2013 composite rankings. The Southern California product threw for 3,400 yards and 40 touchdowns as a senior at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles.
The redshirt freshman finds himself back on the open market and may consider several schools for his second collegiate landing spot. We explore five programs that appear to present possibilities in terms of positional need and personal history with Rettig.