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Max Wittek to go from USC to Hawaii walk-on?

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In mid-May it was reported that Hawaii was no longer an option for erstwhile USC quarterback Max Wittek because he wouldn’t graduate that month as expected.  As it turns out, that may not make a difference.

According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Wittek is in the process of becoming a walk-on with the Rainbow Warriors football program. Wittek told the Star-Advertiser that he stills needs to consult with his family before making a final decision but there’s “a good possibility” this is the tack he’ll take thanks in large part to UH head coach Norm Chow.

“I feel great with coach Chow,” Wittek said. “He’s awesome. He’s been so helpful through this whole process.”

Because he’s not a graduate transfer as expected, Wittek would have to sit out the 2014 season. He would then have one year of eligibility remaining in 2015.

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 January, he announced he would be transferring from USC in search of a better shot at playing time.

It was originally thought Wittek would end up at Texas; the Longhorns subsequently cooled their interest, likely due to the graduation issue.

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5 Responses to “Max Wittek to go from USC to Hawaii walk-on?”
  1. thefiesty1 says: Jul 2, 2014 10:57 PM

    Since he couldn’t make the cut at Texas he’ll fit in fine as a Rainbow walk on.

  2. addict2sport says: Jul 3, 2014 12:55 AM

    He’d be better off transferring to lower division and playing two more years. Why sit a year to only play one at UH?

  3. coachbeck says: Jul 3, 2014 3:18 AM

    Ummm cause it’s hawaii lol

  4. scbaby2013 says: Jul 3, 2014 11:35 PM

    He’s a good kid and I wish him the best. Any program would be lucky to have him

  5. bornahawker says: Jul 7, 2014 10:51 AM

    4 years in Hawaii paid, priceless!

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