Max Wittek has informed the USC coaching staff that he plans to transfer to another school at the end of the current semester according to a conversation with the Los Angeles Times.
Since Wittek would be viewed as a graduate, he would be able to play immediately for any school without losing a year of eligibility. He has two years of eligibility left.
“I had talked to Coach a couple of times,” Wittek told the Times. “What it really came down to was a feel for. me. … Getting my degree from such a great university will mean a lot, and ultimately, allowing me to play right away with two years to play was the best way to go.”
Wittek took over as the USC quarterback in 2012 after Matt Barkley got injured. He lost out on the starting job to Cody Kessler last spring.
Wittek will finish his time at USC 50 of 95 for 600 yards with three touchdowns and six interceptions.