Arizona is working hard in the recruiting world, evaluating talent at every position in hopes of building the type of team Rich Rodriguez is used to leading. It is no secret that quarterbacks are essential to Rodriguez's offensive system and he will continue to pursue the top talent at the position.
One signal-caller that the staff is keeping an eye on is Hayden Rettig from Los Angeles Cathedral. Rettig suffered an ACL injury back in September that ended his junior year and the new coaching staff is keeping an eye on his recovery. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder was offered by the previous staff, but the new coaches are waiting on him.
"They offered me when Mike Stoops was there," Rettig said. "That was my sophomore year. The new staff hasn't contacted me much."
Rettig, a pro-style quarterback, understands that he may not be the best fit for the type of system Rodriguez likes to run. Despite that, Rettig would still like to venture to the Arizona campus to visit. If the Wildcats are serious about recruiting Rettig, it will be interesting to see how long they can wait.
"I'd like to go to Arizona, but they haven't really been contacting me," Rettig said. "I think Rich Rodriguez is going to run the offense he did in Michigan, which doesn't really help me out because I am a passer, but if they change that I would really like to know. I was at USC for their junior day. I am open to everything right now."
Although a California native, Rettig doesn't necessarily have to stay close to home as traveling a long distance to attend college doesn't seem to be a problem for him.
"It doesn't matter to me at all," Rettig said.
Rettig's brother, Chase, happens to be the current starting quarterback at Boston College. Having a sibling in place at a school seems like a natural draw for anyone and Rettig seems intrigued at the potential opportunity to follow in his brother's footsteps.
"I like their school," Rettig said. "I like the way they run their offense. They said they are going to pass a lot more this year and I am going to check it out. They had an off year this year, but that's what happens when you play a lot of freshmen."
While there is still a long time to go before 2013 signing day, don't expect Rettig to wait that long to announce his intentions. He recently learned he will graduate after the first semester of his senior year and would like to arrive to whatever college he attends before signing day even arrives.
"I will be able to graduate early, which helps me out," Rettig said. "I will graduate in January after I get done with my season. Then I can go to the school and learn all of the plays, understand what I have to do and get into classes; just get into the rhythm of things. That's a good thing for me. I am just open to any college right now and I am playing the field."
Rettig wants an offer
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