Hello: Max Wittwer (PWO) 2018 QB

Submitted by Dan84 on February 4th, 2018 at 11:34 AM

Max Wittwer, a 2018 QB from Utica, announced this morning that he is committing as a preferred walk on. Per 247, he was previously committed to Air Force and also had an offer from Eastern Michigan.

Per his Twitter:

https://twitter.com/MaxWittwer_/status/960162270713143297

Thankful to announce that I have received an offer and am committing to the Michigan Wolverines. Thank you God for giving me the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream!! #GoBlue 〽️ (PWO)

Comments

BooKooBlue

February 4th, 2018 at 11:41 AM ^

I'm so glad this kid got an offer. He's a huge Michigan fan. I coached him a couple years in AAU basketball. Great athlete with a big heart. He almost didn't play for my team because my colors were red & gray. That's how much he hated OSU. It's cool he gets to live his dream of playing at Michigan. 

Wolfman

February 4th, 2018 at 2:36 PM ^

In almost all of Bo's writings he reserves a great deal of space to emphasize the importance of Michigan kids, both scholarships and the walk-ons. When any of them became a producer - a number of them have gone on to be starters for the maize and blue - they carved out a special place in Bo's heart and memories. They were an inspiration to the entire team. 

At his signing of Tradition at the local Barnes and Nobles in Muskegon, I asked him about a walk-on from Muskegon Catholic Central who never played a down for him. Didn't take him a second and he responded, "Sure I remember _ _ _ _ _ _ _". When you think of the thousands of young men that played for him and the fact he remembered their names as if they were AAs for him, it gives you an idea of just how special they are, and not merely as fb players. Welcome to Michigan. 

Wolverine Devotee

February 4th, 2018 at 11:43 AM ^

He's actually from Shelby Township. 

Common and annoying occurance is people calling Eisenhower and Ford "Utica Eisenhower and Utica Ford" when both are actually in Shelby Twp. and Sterling Heights respectively. 

Utica alum here. Saw him smoke Utica in the first round of the playoffs in person. He looked pretty good and will be a nice scout team QB.

It's pretty cool when someone from the area goes to U-M. There haven't been many.

MGlobules

February 4th, 2018 at 12:47 PM ^

taught at Wayne for the first five years of my life; a Wayne IM field now lies where my old apartment building once was. (Then we moved to Flint; it was all downhill from there.) I cannot tell you all the nuances of actually being a Detroiter and calling yourself one--or distancing yourself from same, but--man--are they complex. 

I got in a political argument with a friend recently and he accused me of making fun of him for years because he was from Huntington Woods. I swear I didn't even know that was where he WAS from, and had never given a crap. But he had some kind of complex I am still figuring out. 

AlaskanYeti

February 4th, 2018 at 6:05 PM ^

I'm fond of how "up north" is used to describe ones vacation time or spot. Kind of the same way Australians or British say "holiday." Find it charming, but agree sometimes there is a bit of irony depending on where you're going or went. 

MGlobules

February 4th, 2018 at 1:48 PM ^

taught at Wayne for the first five years of my life; a Wayne IM field now lies where my old apartment building once was. (Then we moved to Flint; it was all downhill from there.) I cannot tell you all the nuances of actually being a Detroiter and calling yourself one--or distancing yourself from same, but--man--are they complex. 

I got in a political argument with a friend recently and he accused me of making fun of him for years because he was from Huntington Woods. I swear I didn't even know that was where he WAS from, and had never given a crap. But he had some kind of complex I am still figuring out. 

klctlc

February 4th, 2018 at 6:27 PM ^

Chieftain here too. Much older, but it was Utica Eisenhower and Utica Ford for me.  I never heard of Shelby Eisenhower.  Utica Community Schools.  I agree they are not in Utica, but they are in the second largest school district in the State. Utica. We did say Sterling heights Stevenson. NOt sure why, just the way I grew up.

Mike Damone

February 4th, 2018 at 12:04 PM ^

can't say enough great things about this young man.

One of the most productive dual threat QBs in the state until he got hurt his senior year.  Over 1,900 yards passing and 900 yards running his junior year.

3.8 GPA and always wanted to go to Michigan.  That is what I am talking about.

Love this PWO - hope he can make a real impact on the field.  Regardless, I am betting he will be a great addition to the team.

Congrats Max - Go Blue!!!

Forest Evashev…

February 4th, 2018 at 12:10 PM ^

To refer to the 3 Utica School District high schools as Utica something, even though the high schools: Utica, Eisenhower and Stevenson are in Utica, Shelby Twp. And Sterling Heights respectively.Utica Schools are Michigan’s second largest school district and considered one of the best high school conferences in football. Eisenhower and Stevenson have a pretty amazing history of football success.

Eisenhower Lost to Cass Tech (DPJ) two years ago in a come from behind victory over Ike, Cass Tech went on to win state championship. DPJ last second catch!

Night_King

February 4th, 2018 at 12:10 PM ^

He was really impressive his junior year of HS. They lost to Cass Tech in the state semifinals in 2016 after DPJ made an unbelievable, game winning TD. 

Max is a tough and versatile kid. Go Blue 

Magnus

February 4th, 2018 at 1:12 PM ^

Preferred walk-ons cannot get an athletic scholarship within the first two years of college, but they can receive academic scholarships. Preferred walk-ons are also guaranteed a spot on the fall camp roster, which has a maximum of 105 spots (85 scholarships + 20 walk-ons).