Wittek is set to graduate in May and by waiting to transfer, he will be free of the NCAA mandate that he sit out one season.
Despite having more game experience than Cody Kessler, the Mater Dei product was locked in a battle to be named the starting quarterback through spring practice, fall camp, and the first two games of the 2013 season.
Kessler was eventually named the starter and Wittek was relegated to backup duty. Wittek finishes his Trojan career with 600 passing yards, three touchdowns and six interceptions.
With Steve Sarkisian’s arrival and assertion that all positions would be open for competition, some believed Wittek would take the opportunity to attempt winning over the new coach.
Though, that likely would have been an uphill battle given Kessler’s 2013 performance and Max Browne’s pending rise to prominence.
Wittek’s departure leaves the Trojans with three scholarship quarterbacks currently on the roster and two additional verbal commits — David Sills and Ricky Town, set to join in 2015.
Along with the Longhorns, potential landing spots for Wittek are believed to be Florida, Fresno State and Louisville.