The Honolulu Star-Advertiser says Wittek will not graduate this spring as expected and therefore will not be eligible to play for a new school in the fall.
NCAA transfer rules say players must sit out a season if they transfer from one FBS school to another. However, one can play immediately if he receives a bachelor’s degree and enrolls at another school for a graduate program, which is what Wittek planned to do.
Wittek seemed extremely likely to transfer to Texas, which he visited multiple times, including the team’s spring game last month. His future plans have obviously been derailed and now it’s unclear what he plans to do. If he wants to play immediately, he might consider enrolling at an FCS program.