Intro 2013: QB Hayden Rettig

The Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral quarterback, Hayden Rettig, is one to watch in the 2013 class and UCLA will be one of the schools in the mix for him...

While the quarterback class in the West may be down in the 2011 class, the 2012 and 2013 classes are worth waiting for.

One of the 2013 prospects to certainly expect big things from is Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral's Hayden Rettig.

The younger brother of Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig, the younger Rettig transferred to Cathedral from San Clemente, and will now lead the Phantoms as they move into the Mission League.

Rettig was everywhere this spring and summer, at camps spanning the West, and showed why he's one of the top quarterback prospects in his class.

And Rettig is already starting to feel some schools.

"My dad went to USC and my went to Oregon State so I like both of them and I also like Arizona, Tennessee, Ole Miss, UCLA and Texas," said Rettig. "And with my brother at Boston College, I'll be watching them closer too."

Rettig, though, said his preference is to stay near his roots.

"I'm preferring to stay on the West Coast and stay near my family. I like it on the West Coast, it's my kind of area," said Rettig.

Rettig took a couple of unofficial visits to USC this spring and also has visited Oregon State on numerous occasions.

"I've met (Coach) Mike Riley before and really like him and the Oregon State program," said Rettig.

He's also been to UCLA and California for camps and both schools are in his schools of interest.

With the move to Cathedral, Rettig is looking forward to the next three years, and getting a chance to lead one of the better programs in the Southland.

"It's going to help me a lot, playing against really good teams and my team will be good next year, so it will put me on the spot," said Rettig. "I'm ready for schools like Serra and St. Francis."

Academically, Rettig is currently carrying a 3.4 as he heads into his sophomore year.

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