Hayden Rettig tore his knee ligament early in his junior season and has been rehabbing ever since but the Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral quarterback is ready to get back on the field.
The four-star quarterback will make his return this weekend at the Asante Quarterback Academy at Santa Fe Springs (Calif.) St. Paul and Rettig said he's definitely excited about it.
"It should be fun," Rettig said. "It's awesome to be back. I'm going to try to do my best out there and compete. I've been throwing for the past two months.
"I'm just focused on what I have to do to be better than most people."
Rettig, who threw for nearly 1,000 yards in his first two games last season before getting injured in Cathedral's third game, already has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Boston College, Purdue, Rutgers, Vanderbilt and Washington State. Many others are showing interest.
A bunch of teams are expected to come out this spring to watch him throw at Cathedral and it's expected many other schools are going to get involved once they see Rettig is back to full health.
"Auburn, Alabama, Boston College and Miami are going to come out and see me throw and maybe Houston will come out, too," Rettig said.
"In a sense I have to prove myself again but I feel like a lot of people know what I'm capable of doing. I think I have that kind of swagger to me where people understand that."
Rivals.com rates Rettig as the fifth-best pro-style quarterback and the No. 123 prospect in the 2013 class. Three of the four quarterbacks rated ahead of him are already committed. The only one who isn't is Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne's Troy Williams.