California QB Rettig Talks Rutgers Offer

Rutgers verbally offered scholarships to two quarterbacks this week, including four-star Hayden Rettig of Cathedral High in Los Angeles, Calif. Rettig discussed his thoughts on a Rutgers offer and a special tie with the Scarlet Knights.

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood's assistant coach decisions are already paying off in recruiting the Class of 2013. Offensive coordinator Dave Brock's reputation from Boston College has piqued the attention of newly offered quarterback Hayden Rettig.

A 6-foot-3, four-star recruit out of Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, Rettig said he has a legitimate interest in Rutgers based on his relationship with Brock.

"He's a really good coach," Rettig said. "He's always straight up with you. This year with my brother, the best player gets the spot. He works you like crazy. He's a good coach. If you're a quarterback, he really motivates you and wants to help you have a good future."

Rettig, the younger brother of Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig, said most of his current knowledge on Rutgers is because of Brock. He looks forward to speaking with Flood he said, and learning more now that the Scarlet Knights issued a verbal scholarship offer.

"I know their old coach was a really good coach," Rettig said. "I know they just hired a new one and he's supposed to be good. I know Coach Brock, the new offensive coordinator. He was with my brother at Boston College and he wanted me to go to Boston College. He's a really good coach and got me interested in Rutgers when he left to coach there. I also know they had a really good recruiting class this year. It's a really good program."

With his older brother as proof, Rettig said proximity to home is not a huge factor in his recruitment. He could "for sure" see himself going to school on the East Coast.

And before Rettig begins building a relationship with Flood or other coaches, he has a visit to Rutgers planned for this spring.

"I'm for sure going to visit," Rettig said. "I'm going to my brother's spring game at Boston College, so I'll come to Rutgers when I'm over for that. I think that's going to happen. This Friday it's Auburn and when the spring game comes up, I'll head up to Rutgers and check that place out. I'm going to look at Rutgers and just figure out if I like the school when I go."

With verbal scholarship offers from five of the six BCS conferences and about to break double digits, Rettig plans to take a relaxed approach to recruiting. Instead of worrying about top fives or announcements plans, Rettig will take whichever path makes the most sense for him.

"You know, if I see a place I want to go to and like what I see and think that's the place for me, I'm going to do what I got to do," he said.

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