Two of the three quarterbacks that decided to transfer from Rutgers after the 2016 season have their destinations planned out.
On Sunday night, It was reported that Hayden Rettig would be headed to Tennessee Tech to finish his academic and athletic career. The first report came from NJ.com’s Ryan Dunleavy:
— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) February 27, 2017
Rettig is a graduate-transfer, meaning he’ll be immediately eligible for the 2017 season. Tennessee Tech will be the third university that the quarterback has attended. Rettig was on LSU’s roster for the 2013 season before transferring to Rutgers the following year.
Due to NCAA regulations, Rettig wasn’t eligible to suit up for the Scarlet Knights until 2015.
The Rutgers graduate transfer had the following statement for NJ.com regarding his decision:
I just wanted a place where I was needed, and Tennessee Tech was the place.
You can read more details on his decision here.
Earlier this week, former teammate Chris Laviano said he would be attending San Diego State to conclude his college career. Mike Dare, the third quarterback to announce his transfer out of Rutgers, has not yet made a decision.
Rettig only saw action in five games during his time in Piscataway, all five appearances coming in the 2015 season. He completed 14-of-25 passes for 233 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He was also credited with a rushing touchdown.
Though head coach Chris Ash experimented with a few different quarterbacks throughout the year, Rettig never stepped on the field.
Tennessee Tech is an FCS program that competes in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). Last year, the Golden Eagles finished with a 5-6 record, and finished third in the OVC.