Based on the uneven play of Texas Longhorns quarterback Tyrone Swoopes and the uncertain health of prospective starter David Ash, the most important visitor for the Orange-White game on Saturday wasn't a high school prospect, but rather USC Trojans graduate transfer quarterback Max Wittek, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN.
The visit to Austin was the third for the former Rivals four-star prospect and the second in less than a month. By contrast, Wittek has only visited Hawai'i once and has not yet made it to Louisville, though the Cardinals haven't been officially ruled out of contention.
Nor the Rainbow Warriors for that matter, but increasingly that looks like it's merely a formality, perhaps as Wittek makes sure that he ends up graduating in the next several weeks. At that point, the decision should be made official, as the 6'4, 230-pounder will enroll at his school of choice in June.
If he had any doubt about his ability to compete for the starting job in Austin, which appeared to be a potential stumbling block for the Horns when Ash was still healthy and having a productive spring, that decreased substantially with Ash's Jones fracture, while the development still necessary for Swoopes was apparent.
Come on down, Mr. Wittek.