Interesting news this morning as a new option for at QB could be heading to the Heights. It is a name BC fans are very familiar.
Hayden Rettig, younger brother of Chase, is leaving the LSU Tigers after falling to number three on the depth chart. The four-star recruit was rated as the no. 3 pro-style quarterback in the country and the #73 overall prospect in the 2013 class. The younger Rettig redshirted his freshman year and would likely be forced to sit out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He would have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2015.
But where might he end up? The Times Picayune speculates that Rettig could perhaps follow in his older brother's footsteps:
When contacted by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Rettig said he was transferring but would not elaborate further. An LSU official confirmed that Rettig is transferring. One possible destination is Boston College, where his brother, Chase, was a three-year starter from 2011-13.
Very interesting news to say the least. Of course this is all speculation by the newspaper, but it does make sense for Rettig to be considering BC. By all accounts Chase had a good relationship with the current coaching staff and it wouldn't surprise me if he could sell the program to his younger brother. Also Rettig's reason for leaving LSU was the depth chart, which most likely wouldn't be an issue here at BC, as he could battle with Darius Wade for playing time. At the time of Hayden's recruitment, he did hold an offer from BC.
However there are a few reasons why this move would not make sense for the Eagles. One is that like Chase, Hayden is not a very mobile quarterback. If Ryan Day wants to have a mobile QB then the younger Rettig doesn't fit the bill. Secondly, during his initial recruitment Hayden didn't show much interest in the Eagles. Then again, who did as BC was in the throws of Spaz-a-palooza. Finally, not sure where he stands with his brother, but for some siblings, they prefer a fresh start at a new school.
With Rettig leaving LSU, this again gives Boston College the opportunity to land talent via transfer. Already we've seen Matt Patchan, Tyler Murphy and Ian Silberman come in via Steve Addazio's connections at Florida and Ty-Meer Brown via Don Brown's connections at UConn. Could Chase Rettig actually bring us our quarterback of the future?