LSU’s search for a quarterback in the class of 2013 has come to an end.
The Tigers offered a scholarship on Monday night to Hayden Rettig from Cathedral High School in Los Angeles. He was ready to accept it by Tuesday morning.
Rettig’s relationship with LSU quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe played a role in Rettig’s decision, according to Cathedral coach Kevin Pearson.
“Hayden and him kept in contact and built a relationship in the last couple of weeks,” Pearson told ESPN RecruitingNation. “Hayden really liked him a lot … and the LSU program kind of sells itself.”
LSU had trouble selling itself to other quarterbacks in the 2013 class. Cooper Bateman (Alabama), Mitch Connor (South Carolina) and Jeremy Johnson (Auburn) all committed elsewhere earlier this month after considering offers from LSU.
The Tigers beat out such schools as Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, UCLA and Vanderbilt to land Rettig, who’s ranked the nation’s No. 12 pocket passer by ESPNU.
LSU has 12 commitments for the 2013 class.