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Football: Max Wittek is the QB for 2010

November 21, 2009 |  9:56 am

It's hard for me to believe there won't be a better quarterback in Southern California in 2010 than Max Wittek of Santa Ana Mater Dei. The 6-foot-4 junior had his season ended Friday night in a 28-21 loss to La Puente Bishop Amat, but what great progress he has made and what potential he has.

Unlike former Mater Dei quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Matt Barkley, Wittek can run out of the pocket, and combine that with his powerful arm and it's clear he has all the makings of a top college prospect.

I also saw some toughness and determination Friday that I hadn't seen earlier this season as he tried to learn the offense and become a leader on the field. I can't wait to see him next June when summer passing competitions begin. He's on my radar, and he'll be on lots of college recruiting lists too.

-- Eric Sondheimer