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Report: Texas cooling on idea of adding Max Wittek

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Once thought to be a mortal lock to transfer to Texas, it appears Max Wittek, the erstwhile USC quarterback, will be forced to pick another destination.

The Austin American-Statesman, citing a source close to the situation, wrote Wednesday “that the Longhorns are backing away from offering Wittek a scholarship for undisclosed reasons.” The development is more than mildly surprising as Wittek has visited Austin on multiple occasions, including the spring game.

To where Wittek will turn, if the report is accurate, is unclear, although he does have several options.

In addition to Texas, Wittek has visited Hawaii as well. Louisville is also thought to be a potential destination, while Pittsburgh has been part of the discussion too.

As Wittek will graduate this spring, he will be eligible to play immediately at any FBS program and maintain two years of eligibility.

Wittek was a four-star member of the Trojans’ 2011 recruiting class, rated as the No. 3 pro-style quarterback in the country. In late March, Wittek announced he would be transferring from USC in search of a better shot at playing time.

UPDATED 8:44 p.m. ET: Texas cooling on its interest in Wittek apparently comes as a surprise to the player.

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8 Responses to “Report: Texas cooling on idea of adding Max Wittek”
  1. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: May 14, 2014 8:11 PM

    Miami could certainly use a QB who isn’t a freshman on their roster.

    It makes a lot of sense for both parties especially since Brennan Carroll recruited him to USC and is now the Recruiting Coordinator for the Canes.

  2. peddealer says: May 14, 2014 11:08 PM

    As a UT fan , if this completely backfires , I am going to cry in the Mack brown position!

  3. joewilliesshnoz says: May 14, 2014 11:21 PM

    Welcome to Pittsburgh, Max.

  4. patbocam says: May 15, 2014 12:28 AM

    I wonder why Texas. & coach String had a change if heart. If good enough to go pro starting 2 yeaes Louisville would be smart, if chasing (a masters degree and) tail then Hawaii all day baby!!!

  5. 8to80texansblog says: May 15, 2014 9:58 AM

    They have Jerrod Heard and just got a verbal commitment from a guy they are really high on from NM, Zach Gentry.

    Seems as though Wittek could have stepped right in though…?

  6. lukarwarrior says: May 15, 2014 10:27 AM

    Louisville already has five quarterbacks on their roster, plus Reggie Bonnafon redshirting. He’d be an idiot to transfer there, especially when all indications are that Will Gardner has got the starting spot pretty well locked up.

  7. deucez2 says: May 15, 2014 11:28 AM

    Max has been temporarily removed from USC due to some legal issues which will probably be resolved or dropped. Currently his graduation (and transfer) is in jeopardy.

  8. scbaby2013 says: May 15, 2014 11:12 PM

    Maxx is a good kid wish nothing but the best for him

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