Aug 29, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; Southern California Trojans quarterback Max Wittek (15) throws a pass against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Aloha Stadium. USC defeated Hawaii 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Max Wittek: Former USC quarterback to walk-on at Hawaii?


Max Wittek is a man without a home after announcing he will transfer from USC in search of more playing time, but the search for that coveted playing time has been a difficult journey. However, Wittek is in the process of applying to Hawaii where there is a “good possibility” he could walk-on.

Wittek is no longer enrolled at USC and the Honolulu Star Advertiser reports nothing is official yet, but the former starting quarterback for the Trojans is having ongoing conversations with family in addition to the technicalities of being accepted into the university.

Hawaii was one of the schools he visited after making his decision to leave USC after losing the quarterback job to Cody Kessler and redshirt freshman Max Browne waiting in the wings should Kessler suffer an injury or have to miss any time.

His relationship with former USC assistant coach Norm Chow is reportedly an overriding factor for Wittek in wanting to play for the Rainbow Warriors. Chow also is close friends with Wittek’s quarterback mentor Steve Clarkson, so that’s another reason for optimism that Wittek will continue his college career in Hawaii.

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

Wittek did not graduate from USC this spring so he will not be eligible in 2014 should walk-on at Hawaii, but would be eligible to play in 2015 and compete for the starting job with Ikaika Woolsey, Beau Reilly and Eric Prater as well as Aaron Zwahlen, who will return from serving a mission next summer.

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