The first year of the #AshEra is officially in the books with the Scarlet Knights going 2-10 overall, and winless in Big Ten play. Transfers happen every year and have simply become a part of college football. Add in a regime change and a complete overhaul of the program, it would be foolish to think Rutgers would not have a fair amount of transfers.
According to NJ.com Hayden Rettig is the first player this offseason to announce his intention to transfer.
SOURCES: QB Hayden Rettig transferring from #Rutgers. Will be immediately eligible for one year. https://t.co/HogRI3OINw #njfootball #B1G— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) November 28, 2016
Hayden Rettig, the golden boy transfer from LSU whom everyone wanted to come in and take over the QB position, never seemed to pan out. In 2015 Rettig played in 5 games, including a start against Norfolk State, and ended his Rutgers career going 14 of 25 for 233 yards and two touchdowns.
His announcement should not be surprising, as Rettig was never in the mix this past season under the new coaching staff. Despite never cracking the lineup, Rettig always remained positive on the sidelines and was a great teammate. He posted this after the loss to Maryland this past Saturday.
My Brothers!! I love you boys!!See y'all on the other side!! ✌ ️ pic.twitter.com/O6idv02S6f— HAYDEN RETTIG (@HAYDENRETTIG11) November 26, 2016
Best of luck to Hayden wherever he lands.