Pittsburgh wide receiver Jordan Addison will officially visit USC “in the upcoming days,” according to ESPN’s Pete Thamel. Coming out of a visit to Texas, Addison is also expected to visit Alabama before a final decision, Thamel reports.
Addison has no time table for his transfer decision after he entered the portal prior to the deadline this month with a 247Sports transfer rating of 97, making him the No. 5 transfer overall in the 2022 cycle and the top transfer available. USC was the first reported candidate to land Addison when news surfaced that he was mulling a transfer.
ESPN reported Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi called USC head coach Lincoln Riley to voice his displeasure over the situation, and Pitt officials reportedly suspected tampering on USC’s end.
beyond Addison, sources told 247Sports Chris Hummer that Texas nearly encountered a similar situation before fending off a six-figure offer from another program for Freshman All-American wide receiver Xavier Worthy to enter the transfer portal. Worthy did not enter the portal and will play his sophomore season for the Longhorns.
As Heisman finalist quarterback and first-round pick Kenny Pickett’s top target last fall, Addison hauled in 100 catches for 1,593 yards and 17 touchdowns, lighting up ACC defenses with impressive speed, agility and a knack for getting open. He started eight games as a true freshman in 2020 as the ACC’s rookie of the year runner-up before setting the single-season record for receptions during a breakout sophomore campaign.
Addison also set a Pittsburgh record with 100 receptions in a single season. His touchdown and receiving yard totals from last season rank second all-time, trailing just legendary receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Addison is the most sought-after transfer on the market. Texas quarterback Quinn Evers made a recruiting pitch for him earlier this week.
“Let’s go 3! (Jordan Addison) Looks good in that burnt orange and white!” Ewers wrote in the tweet. Star Texas running back Bijan Robinson also jumped into the conversationoozing over how much talent the Longhorns could have on offense if they add Addison on top of other transfers.
Dean Straka contributed to this report.