Transferring USC QB Max Wittek to vast Texas

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 13, 2014 at 6:59 pm •  Published: February 13, 2014
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Southern California quarterback Max Wittek is scheduled to visit Texas this weekend and has been in contact with several other schools as he considers where to transfer.

Wittek is on target to graduate with a degree in psychology in May. He will be eligible to play next season, and have two years left.

He said he has also heard from coaches at Louisville, Virginia Tech, Hawaii and TCU. It's a more enjoyable recruiting process than he went through as a highly touted prospect for California football powerhouse Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. Former USC quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Matt Barkely also played at Mater Dei.

"The only people I really talked to are people that really need me. People who have a hole or a little space that they'd like to fill," Wittek said Thursday. "It makes the process a little easier."

Texas has David Ash returning next season, after he missed most of the 2013 season because of a concussion. Texas announced last month Ash, who will be a senior next season, had been cleared for offseason workouts. The only other experienced quarterback for Texas is Tyrone Swoopes, who will be a sophomore.

The quarterback competition at Louisville seems to be wide-open after the departure of Teddy Bridgewater. Same goes at Virginia Tech, where Logan Thomas was a starter for the last three years.