Originally published Feb. 8, 2007 in the Omaha World-Herald
Witt says: "I played in a running offense my junior year (at Parkview High School in Lilburn, Ga.), but I threw the ball quite a bit at Wylie. I feel I'm very prepared to play here."
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Despite attending four high schools in seven semesters, Witt was able to post an eye-popping 4.7 GPA and graduated a semester early in December with a semester of college credits under his belt. As a result, Witt was able to move to Lincoln and enroll at Nebraska, allowing him to get a head start.
"His potential isn't close to being tapped. He's high on the learning curve and still has a long way to go, but physically I think he could eventually play on Sundays." -- Wylie coach Bill Howard.
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Rivals.com gave Witt three stars and ranked him the No. 15 pro-style quarterback in the country, while scout.com gave him only two stars and ranked him the nation's No. 68 quarterback prospect.
In his only season at Wylie, Witt completed nearly 57 percent of his passes for 1,846 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2006. With just one season of experience in a pass-heavy offense, Witt admits it will take time before he feels totally comfortable quarterbacking the Huskers. "Right now, there's no way I could start next year," Witt said. "I've still got a long way to go."
With senior Sam Keller expected to take over as the Huskers' starting quarterback next fall, Witt is likely still a few years away. Though he said he'd like to contribute immediately, a redshirt is somewhat likely.
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