Top five offensive skill players to watch
February, 1, 2013
By Johnny Curren | ESPN Insider
AP Photo/Danny MoloshokMax Wittek needs to show the moxie he displayed in the Notre Dame game, and not the inaccuracy he displayed against Georgia Tech, to lock up the starting quarterback job.With winter throwing sessions set to get rolling on campus, here’s a look at five offensive skill players for whom the 7-on-7 workouts figure to be especially crucial as they look to establish themselves heading into next season.
1. QB Max Wittek (6-4, 235, RS So.)
All eyes will be focused on the quarterback position this offseason as the Trojans search for a replacement for four-year starter Matt Barkley. Wittek, who started the final two games of the season in place of an injured Barkley, performed solidly against Notre Dame, but then took a step back when he completed just 14 of 37 passes while being picked off three times in the Trojans’ Sun Bowl loss to Georgia Tech. Still, with a strong arm and 6-foot-4 size, he certainly has the physical tools to be the quarterback of the future for USC, but he’ll need to prove that his last outing was an anomaly, and something that he’s learned from more than anything else.
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