Sources confirmed the development first reported by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Wednesday.
Wittek now assumes the starting role held by Ikaika Woolsey for the majority of last season.
When he takes the field on September 3rd against colorado, it'll be his first game action since 2013.
After transferring from the University of Southern California, he sat out all of last year and only appeared in 13 games in the two seasons before that.
Fall camp opens in August.
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