2010 Intro: QB Chase Rettig

San Clemente (Calif.) quarterback Chase Rettig has had a strong spring, after making a move from Pasadena to Orange County and he talks about the move and the schools recruiting him...

After playing at Pasadena (Calif.) La Salle for his first three years of high school football, quarterback Chase Rettig has made the move to San Clemente (Calif.), to play in the South Coast League and in the Pac-5.

The upgrade in competition is just one of the benefits for Rettig, who's hoping to launch a strong spring into a successful senior season, and land his first offer in the process.

"Recruiting has picked up a lot since the spring and since I moved," said Rettig. "There are so many schools, a lot of different schools, that have been interested so I'm keeping everything open right now. I'm sure in a little bit, I'll start nailing down some offers."

In the meantime, Rettig is staying in relatively regular contact with programs like USC, Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State, Tennessee, Mississippi, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Cal and UCLA.

"A lot of the schools said they want me to come back during their camps and throw and that they'll come and watch me during the spring," said Rettig. "I'm going to all the 1-Day Camps I can and I'm going to Cal this weekend for the Elite 11. I'm really confident things will pick up."

Rettig said some initial confusion about where he had relocated to had slowed things down in the early going, but since then, more and more schools have made San Clemente a priority.

"There were still coaches going to La Salle but now they're coming to San Clemente," said Rettig. "It's been a helpful move for me and for our whole family in general. Spring ball started (this week) and we're just getting going."

Rettig said while he's hopeful for his first offer, he's not wanting to rush into a decision.

"I guess it matters what happens with the next couple of weeks but I want to take some time and see a lot of different schools," said Rettig. "I'm going to be graduating in the winter so I want to be somewhere for spring."

At 6-3, 205, Rettig has good size and has performed well at the UnderArmour Combine in Orlando and the Nike Camp in Los Angeles. He also throws with Steve Clarkson and has been getting in plenty of workout time this spring.

Academically, Rettig is in solid shape with a 3.5 GPA and he took the SAT earlier this month.


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