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Louisville In The Mix For Former USC Quarterback

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Stephen Dunn

It appears as though Louisville's first battle against former coach Charlie Strong may come sooner than expected.

According to Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Times, former USC quarterback Max Wittek is down to three choices in his search for a new school: Ohio State, Texas and Louisville.

After losing the starting to job to Cody Kessler last season, Wittek announced his intention to transfer last month. He split reps with Kessler during the first half of the 2013 campaign, and finished his USC career by completing 50-of-95 passes for 600 yards and three touchdowns, with six interceptions.

Wittek is on track to graduate from USC this spring, which means he would be eligible to play immediately for another program in 2014. He would have two years of eligibility remaining.

Given his immediate eligibility, it's unlikely that Wittek would want to go to Columbus where Braxton Miller is firmly entrenched as the starter, so....