Itching for a return

Los Angeles QB Hayden Rettig eager to return after blowing out his knee in September

Updated: January 2, 2012, 1:26 PM ET
By Erik McKinney | We Are SC
LOS ANGELES -- It is tough to imagine a recruit more looking forward to flipping the calendar from 2011 to 2012 than junior quarterback Hayden Rettig (Los Angeles/Cathedral).

After throwing for a school-record 508 yards, including six touchdowns, in a season-opening win, Rettig suffered a torn ACL the following week and was forced to watch the rest of the seaspn from the sideline. With Rettig out, Cathedral turned a 2-0 start into a 3-7 finish, scoring eight points or fewer six times, including three shutouts.