As per sources, The NCAA transfer portal’s most prolific performer has chosen a new home. Jordan Addison, a former Pittsburgh wide receiver, announced on social media on Thursday that he will be transferring to USC to play this fall.
To coach Lincoln Riley, Addison and Williams are the two most crucial transfer arrivals of the offseason, as they were perhaps the most sought-after players. Last season, Addison was named to the first team of the All-Americans by the Pittsburgh Steelers and was awarded the Biletnikoff Award as the best wide receiver in the country.
A few days after he joined the NCAA transfer portal, he made trips to USC and Texas. Pittsburgh’s loss of star player Addison is a major setback for the defending ACC champions, who finished 11-3 last year. A majority of USC’s starters next season are likely to come from the NCAA transfer portal, after a 4-8 season under Riley.
A source close to the matter said earlier this month that Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi spat with Riley on the phone many times after Addison brought up the idea of going through the portal. When Riley, Williams’ college coach at Oklahoma, left for USC, many saw Williams’ move as a clash between one-time transfer restrictions and the name, image, and likeness rules.
Because of Addison’s move to USC, it’s clear that even the best players in the sport may easily switch schools. Addison joins Oklahoma transfer Mario Williams as one of the top wide receiver duos in the country with his arrival at USC. For 380 yards and four touchdowns, Mario Williams hauled in 35 receptions, which earned him the distinction of True Freshman All-American.
Riley’s hiring at USC has been met with optimism thanks to the addition of Addison, who is now closer to the high-powered offences Riley developed and commanded at Oklahoma. Despite the fact that USC’s offensive line is in question and the defense was among the worst in the conference last season, significant players have transferred in to help revitalize the Trojans’ offence.