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Report: Max Wittek’s visit to Texas ‘exceeded expectations’

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Former USC quarterback Max Wittek visited Texas this past weekend and told afterward that the visit ‘exceeded expectations.’

The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder is transferring from USC following his graduation this spring. He is considering the Longhorns, as well as Louisville, Hawaii and TCU.

But Texas has clearly given Wittek something to think about.

While Wittek said he wouldn’t even say he’s leaning toward Texas, he said he wasn’t sure what his plans were for taking visits to Louisville, Hawaii or TCU (other schools he has listed as being under consideration).

“Everything about my trip (to Texas) was awesome,” Wittek said. “From the coaches to the players, the school, the campus – it all probably exceeded what I thought it would be.”

Wittek told before the trip he needed to feel a strong connection to the coaches, and that happened, he said.

Wittek was apparently impressed by coach Charlie Strong and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson and he has familiarity with new Longhorns running backs coach Tommie Robinson, who was on the USC staff last season.

Wittek threw for 600 yards with three touchdown passes in his Trojan career. If he transfers to Texas, he’ll have to compete with returnees David Ash and Tyrone Swoopes for the starting job.

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9 Responses to “Report: Max Wittek’s visit to Texas ‘exceeded expectations’”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 17, 2014 5:40 PM

    If he can’t beat out Ash this is a non story.

    I’m not overly familiar with Swoopes though. I know he was a 4 star dual threat guy. He seems like run first kind of guy though.

  2. thraiderskin says: Feb 17, 2014 5:47 PM

    I’m not super familiar with this kid, but from what I’ve seen, Texas might be a great fit.

  3. thefiesty1 says: Feb 17, 2014 6:57 PM

    Looks like Strong is going to upset the status quo. Heard may beat out all of them though.

  4. nightrain42 says: Feb 17, 2014 7:52 PM

    Texas, Hawaii, TCU, Louisville….yeah…hard choice..not!

  5. wabbitslayer says: Feb 17, 2014 8:21 PM

    The possible upside for Wittek in going to Texas is getting exposure. The possible downside is just getting exposed.

  6. chinahand11 says: Feb 17, 2014 11:16 PM

    If I thought I had a chance in the NFL, I’d go to Texas. If I was going somewhere just for the heck of it, get my ticket to Hawaii.

  7. v2the4 says: Feb 18, 2014 3:22 AM

    this is a perfect opportunity for Max Wittek and for Texas…its represent a new fresh start for him in a place that is just as passionate for football as USC is. It will give Charlie Strong another option at QB, should David Ash’s health be in question, and Tryone Swoopes doesnt develop or come along like he should.

    but, make no mistake, the future at QB for UT is coming in the form of Jarrod Heard from Denton Guyer HS…a 6’2″ qb who can throw, run is highly elusive, was an Army all american QB and a member of the Elite 11 passing camp…so was Tyrone Swoopes.

    in his three year HS career, he accounted for 6512 yards passing and 67 td’s and 4949 yards rushing and 64 tds on the ground was first team all state QB in Texas for the last two years and won back to back 4A state titles.

    the future at QB in Austin is very bright….the eyes of Texas are upon you

  8. scbaby2013 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:07 AM

    Wittek is a good QB. Would be a great fit in my opinion. I wish him well where ever he goes

  9. blkwlfmoon25 says: Feb 22, 2014 9:58 AM

    Max Wittek is undoubtedly a good quarterback. I think it’s a given that, unfortunately for David Ash, concussion injuries are usually permanent, and given David Ash’s problematic bouts with the injury, I am very doubtful he will go another season without another encounter. Secondly, Wittek may be the immediate solution to the “experience” factor lacking in Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard. I must qualify this statement with something more apparent, however. Jerrod Heard is an anomaly for a 18 year old kid. He has led Denton Guyer HS not to just one, but TWO Division 4-A Texas HS State Football Championships. I know many of you may know this, but 4-A Texas High School football is as tough as any small college division in the country. He has been touted by sports medias all over the country as the # 1 dual threat QB prospect in the nation. Lastly, thank goodness, he has coaches at UT who have proven track records with developing championship quarterbacks. Having watched Jerrod Heard play football and having read some of his statements and coaches opinion of this kid, this kid has the attitude and the ability to be ready in no time for college level play. Tyrone Swoopes may also surprise us when he is the recipient of some good “up” coaching by Chargin’ Charlie Strong’s excellent offensive staff. The point is this: Wittek is a welcome sight in Austin, but his work is going to be cut out for him. I am not sure he’ll be nearly as athletic as Swoopes, and certainly not Jerrod Heard. Heard is a “star” in the making. Take ’em and get ’em ready to play Coach Strong! Hook ’em Horns!

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