Athletic quarterback who goes into the 2014 season in a battle with Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris for playing time … Has good command of the offense … Arm strength continues to improve … Good footwork … Deceptive speed that allows him to evade would-be tacklers when the pocket breaks down … Redshirted as a true freshman in 2013.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2013.
One of the elite signal callers in the country for the Class of 2013 … Graduated from Cathedral High School in December and enrolled at LSU in January for the start of the 2013 spring semester … Participated in spring drills in 2013 … A consensus four-star prospect by all of the major recruiting outlets nationwide … Honored as a 2013 U.S. Army All-American … Earned honorable mention All-America honors from Parade Magazine as a senior … One of three quarterbacks invited to play for the West squad at the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas … Recognized among his peers for his size and arm strength in practice leading up to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … The No. 85-ranked recruit nationally in the Rivals100 and the nation’s No. 5-ranked pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com for 2013 … Also the ninth-ranked prep recruit in the state of California by Rivals.com … Given a rating of 93 by 247sports with a No. 170 national ranking in the final Top247 … Tabbed the No. 12 pro-style quarterback recruit in the country and No. 20 player in California by 247sports … Ranked No. 217 in the ESPN 300 for 2013 with a scout rating of 83 … Wrapped up a stellar senior season at Cathedral High School in 2012 by passing for 3,424 yards while completing 261 of 485 attempts on the season … Threw for 40 touchdowns with just 18 interceptions on the year … Guided the Cathedral Phantoms to a 10-3 mark en route to a berth in the semifinal round of the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Playoffs during his senior season in 2012 … Threw for a season-high of 443 yards on 30 completions in a 37-27 victory over Harvard-Westlake on Oct. 27 … Burst onto the national scene as one of the top prospects at his position as a junior by throwing for a career-best of 508 yards and six touchdowns in the 2011 season opener.
Born on Dec. 23, 1993 … Parents are Mark and Carol Rettig … Majoring in sport administration … His brother, Chase, was a 3-year starter at quarterback for Boston College from 2011-13.