Rettig should have big spring

There are a handful of players whose current ranking could rise dramatically based on how they perform over the spring and summer. Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral quarterback is definitely on that short list and if he proves he's back to 100% health, he could wind up the top rated signal caller in the state.

Hayden Rettig came out of the gates flying last season throwing for 530 yards and six touchdowns in the team's season opener. The following week, he threw for 294 yards by halftime but tore his ACL and meniscus later in the game and missed the rest of his junior season.

"I'm 150% healthy now and ready to go," Rettig said. "I can't wait to get back on the field and prove a lot of people wrong. After my injury, I heard a lot of people talking that I couldn't make it back but I feel great and better than ever and I can't wait for our season to get going."

Rettig is a national recruit and is hearing from schools all over the country. He picked up his first scholarship offer from Boston College after his sophomore year and is now nearing double digits.

"I have Auburn, UCLA, Purdue, Arizona, Arizona State, Vanderbilt, Rutgers and Washington State was the most recent. I'm open to everyone right now and I'm also looking at USC and Miami. I took a visit to Auburn last month and loved it there. I have a ton of interest in the program and it's a great all around school.

"In a couple of weeks, me and some of my teammates are going to visit Washington State and I also want to check out Miami. Coach Leach is the man and a great offensive coach so I'm looking forward to seeing him. I'm also planning to visit my brother (Hayden-starting QB) at Boston College over Spring Break. We'll work out together some but mostly just hang out and enjoy the vacation."

The one camp Rettig plans to do is the USC Rising Stars Camp and the signal caller put on a show last year. In fact, there were a lot of rumors going around after the event that the Trojans had silently offered Rettig but wanted him to keep it quiet to not scare off any of the 2012 quarterbacks.

"Everyone was asking me if I had an offer," Rettig said. "I talked with Coach Helton and he told me they liked me a lot and wanted to offer but they wanted to see me in the pads first. Then I tore my knee and missed most of the season.

"I'm still talking with the coaches and they said they want to see how I look in the spring and if I'm fully recovered, they'll likely offer me. That would be a great offer but like I said, I'm still open to everyone right now and just want to go through the process in the spring and summer before I make a decision anywhere."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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