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Report: Max Wittek Heading to Texas for an Official Visit

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Max Wittek announced his intentions to transfer from USC last week, and now looks to be on his way for his first official visit of the transfer recruiting process. According to Blake Munroe of 247Sports, the soon-to-be junior quarterback will be in Austin this weekend to visit the Texas Longhorns.

 

 

A potential move to Texas would be an interesting one for Wittek, who is leaving USC due to being the third wheel in a competition between Cody Kessler and Max Browne. At Texas, Wittek would be in the mix to fight for the starting job, but would have to beat the experienced David Ash, the highly touted Tyrone Swoopes and freshman Jerrod Heard.

Wescott Eberts from SB Nation commented on the allure of Texas for Wittek, and how it relates to the other school in the mix for his services, Louisville:

Obviously, the prestige of Texas and the positive impressions Wittek already has of the coaching staff help the Longhorns tremendously, but if it comes down to the possibility of significant playing time and a real shot at winning the starting job, Louisville is far away a better fit for the soon-to-be former Trojan.

Louisville is needing replace Teddy Bridgewater, who is expected to be a high draft pick in May’s NFL Draft.

Wittek is on pace to graduate in May, with makes him immediately eligible to play football this fall due to the graduate transfer rule. His transfer still has limitations however, as USC has prohibited a transfer to a school that the Trojans are scheduled to play. That nixed the chance that Wittek would head to Fresno State, which appeared to be an obvious frontrunner for Wittek given their need for a quarterback, geography and family ties.

In his Trojan career, Wittek threw for 600 yards, three touchdowns and six interceptions. He started in place of Matt Barkley in two games at the end of 2012 against Notre Dame and Georgia Tech, both losses.

Topics: Football, Max Wittek, USC Trojans

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  • http://fansided.com/ Michael Castillo

    Really don’t get the Texas interest, given the depth of competition there he’d have to compete against. Would he be better off staying, as opposed to going to Texas?

    • Ben Factor

      Maybe he just wants to generate some heat for himself. He couldn’t beat out Kessler, who in my opinion, is a pretty limited passer. In going to Texas, he’s betting that he’s going to beat out some guys who are probably equal to Kessler, or even better.

      Wittek’s dad has some money, and hopefully Wittek will get good advice. His objective should be to get some expert private coaching to learn to become consistently accurate and get control of the trajectory he chooses for each pass. Then he needs to play in games, to show that consistent accuracy in game conditions. He’s never going to be quick and shifty, or have a super quick release. But he does have an NFL arm, and he needs to get really accurate with it. He seems bright, and can learn the defenses, etc.