Nov 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans quarterback Max Wittek (13) at a press conference after the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Max Wittek Close to Transferring to Hawaii as a Walk-On

For the USC Trojans, the main off the field story of 2014 remains that of Max Wittek’s transfer. Once thought to be a near lock to transfer to Texas, reports surfaced in May that he was not going to graduate in time to play immediately, costing him this upcoming season and the possibility of being a Longhorn, or any other mascot for that matter.

Now, it looks like Wittek may be headed to Honolulu, where he could join up with former USC offensive coordinator Norm Chow.

According to Stephen Tsai of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Wittek could enroll as a walk-on for Chow’s Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

Former USC quarterback Max Wittek said nothing is final yet — there are more “conversations” with family, as well applications to be submitted and then accepted — but he acknowledged there is a “good possibility” he will join the Warriors as a walk-on.

Wittek would not be eligible to play in 2014, but could play in his redshirt season next year. As luck would have it, the Warriors most experienced quarterbacks are redshirt seniors this year, and will have graduated by the time Wittek could step on the field at Hawaii.

In his brief tenure at USC, Wittek threw for 600 yards, three touchdowns and six interceptions. He debuted in place of an injured Matt Barkley against No. 1 Notre Dame in December of 2012, and subsequently started the 2012 Sun Bowl. He is 0-2 lifetime as a starter.

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