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February 17, 2014

QB Max Wittek Discusses his Visit to Texas

USC quarterback Max Wittek told Orangebloods.com on Monday, while at the Austin airport, his visit to Texas "exceeded" his expectations.

Wittek said he wants to go back to California and talk things over with his family before making any final decisions.

While Wittek said he wouldn't say he's leaning toward Texas, he said he wasn't sure what his plans were for taking visits to Louisville, Hawaii or TCU (other schools he has listed as being under consideration).

"Everything about my trip (to Texas) was awesome," Wittek said. "From the coaches to the players, the school, the campus - it all probably exceeded what I thought it would be."

Wittek told Orangebloods.com before the trip he needed to feel a strong connection to the coaches, and that happened, he said.

Wittek already knows Texas running backs coach Tommie Robinson, who coached RBs at USC last year. But Wittek said he connected with Texas quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson and offensive coordinator Joe Wickline.

"From the time I got to Austin on Saturday, Coach (Shawn) Watson and I were talking ball," Wittek said. "A lot of the concepts they are talking about, I ran at Mater Dei (high school).

"So I already feel comfortable."

Wittek said he was impressed by Charlie Strong and felt like Strong was a coach he would want to play for.

"He looks you in the eye, and you know he's no nonsense. And I like that," Wittek said.

Wittek was hosted by center Dom Espinosa and went to the Texas - West Virginia basketball game. He also went bowling with a bunch of Texas players and felt like the Longhorns had good chemistry.

"You can tell the players really get along, and you can tell they respect Coach Strong," Wittek said.

"I was impressed."


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