Remember Max Wittek, the former USC quarterback who was all set to join Charlie Strong at Texas as a graduate transfer? Well, it turns out things didn’t go according to plan as Wittek didn’t graduate, and would need to sit out a year instead of playing straight away.
As a result, teams that showed interest in Wittek at the time of his transfer announcement became less than willing to offer a scholarship to a guy who would play one year, but cost them two.
Somewhat surprisingly, with some big names on the list (Louisville too), Hawaii is still in the running right up until the end. As it happens, Hawaii is still in the running.
Wittek has been meeting with Warriors head coach Norm Chow, and has developed something of a rapport with the former USC offensive coordinator. Now, Wittek is talking about joining the Hawaii program as a walk-on. He’ll have to sit out a year, but will be eligible for 2015.
Wittek was originally a four-star recruit back in 2011, and was one of the top pro-style passers coming out of high school. However, Cody Kessler beat him out in spring camp last season, and never relinquished his stranglehold on the position. With his final season looming, and opportunities for playing time looking slim, he announced his transfer.
Wittek has completed 50 of his 95 career passes for 600 yards, 3 TDs and 6 interceptions. He has also ran for a score.