Christopher Smith

USC QB Wittek, Looking To Transfer, To Visit Texas

Created on Feb. 10, 2014 4:59 AM EST

Former USC quarterback Max Wittek, who is seeking a transfer, will visit Texas on Friday, CBS Sports reported.

The strong-armed, 6-foot-4, 235-pound quarterback has two years of eligibility remaining and can play immediately. Likely to sit behind Cody Kessler in 2014 barring an injury, Wittek instead has decided to transfer.

Wittek is interested in visiting Louisville, Pitt and Hawaii as well, according to CBS Sports.

He completed 50 of 95 passes for 600 yards, three touchdowns and six interceptions while at USC. He never got a huge opportunity, briefly replacing an injured Matt Barkley in 2012 and making five appearances last season as Lane Kiffin initially struggled to differentiate between Kessler and Wittek.

Though the presence of a new coaching staff would level the playing field, Wittek would by no means show up in Austin and get handed the keys to Charlie Strong's first Longhorns team. David Ash, last year's hyped starter, is medically cleared after missing most of the season with a concussion, and Tyrone Swoopes, who will be a true sophomore, is even bigger than Wittek at 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds.

Under new coach Bobby Petrino, the Cardinals must replace Teddy Bridgewater. Pitt (Tom Savage) and Hawaii (Sean Schroeder) also lose senior starting quarterbacks.

According to CBS Sports, before making his decision, Wittek hopes to "meet people face-to-face since a lot of football is about relationships."

Translation: Wittek wants to figure out the school that gives him the best opportunity to play.

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