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

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.