Max Wittek was once one of the top college football prospects in the country, but after losing the USC starting quarterback job to Cody Kessler, he decided to transfer. Texas is one of the schools looking at him, and it sounds like things went quite well on his visit there over the weekend.
“Everything about my trip (to Texas) was awesome,” Wittek told Orangebloods.com on Monday. “From the coaches to the players, the school, the campus – it all probably exceeded what I thought it would be.”
Wittek has also expressed interest in Louisville, TCU and Hawaii, but he says he’s not sure of his plans to visit any of them. He also told Orangebloods that he connected with the Longhorns coaches during his visit.
Wittek enrolled early at USC in 2011 to take part in spring practice, even though he redshirted his first year. After Matt Barkley hurt his shoulder against UCLA in 2012, Wittek started against Notre Dame and then Georgia Tech in the team’s bowl game. He did not look very good in either game, and he lost the starting job to Kessler last season.
Schools still hold a lot of interest in the former Mater Dei product, but I have my concerns. He didn’t look good despite playing in Lane Kiffin’s offense and with many talented players around him, so I’m not expecting big things from him elsewhere. Based on his reputation, though, he’ll probably be able to land a starting job.
In high school, Wittek was rated a four-star recruit by Rivals. He had scholarship offers from Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame, South Carolina and UCLA, in addition to SC.