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Name: Jordan Addison (Transfer from Pittsburgh)
College: Southern California     Number: 3
Height: 5-11   Weight: 175
Position: WR  Pos2: KR
Class/Draft Year: Jr/2024

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 Data Scout Notes: 2022: PWCampPOY/PWalterCamp1st/PBiletnikoff/PMaxwell...Transfer from Pittsburgh...**2021: BiletnikoffWinner...WCamp1st/BiletnikoffFinalist/1stC-WR/3rdC-AP...(+) Coming off Oct 2021 Concussion...PBiletnikoff...2020: HMC



 Jordan Addison, Southern California, Player News


  Jordan Addison caught a go-ahead 21-yard touchdown pass with 1:13 left and No. 7 USC overcame a shaky performance for a 17-14 victory over Oregon State on Saturday night. The Beavers, vying to start 4-0 for the first time since 2012, took the lead on Jam Griffin's 18-yard touchdown run with 4:41 remaining. But USC quarterback Caleb Williams led an 11-play, 84-yard drive that ended with Addison's sixth touchdown catch of the season. The Trojans (4-0, 2-0 Pac-12) did not look like the team that dominated its first three opponents with 40 or more points per game. Williams threw for a season-low 180 yards. Addison, the 2021 Biletnikoff Award winner who transferred from Pitt, caught three passes for 42 yards. Chance Nolan threw for 167 yards for the Beavers (3-1, 0-1) but was intercepted four times. The Trojans were uncharacteristically sluggish from the start. Oregon State stopped USC on downs on its opening series. On the second drive, Denis Lynch's 36-yard field goal attempt went wide left.

Deshaun Fenwick's 4-yard touchdown run put the Beavers up 7-0 early in the second quarter. It was his fourth TD of the season. Oregon State appeared headed back to the end zone but Nolan was intercepted by Erik Gentry. The Trojans capitalized, going 41 yards on seven plays and finishing with Lynch's 42-yard field goal to narrow it to 7-3 at halftime. Kitan Oladapo sacked Williams on third down for a loss of 11 yards, stalling a USC drive on the Oregon State 45 and forcing a punt. But USC answered. Nolan was intercepted by Ceyair Wright, who ran it back to the Oregon State 26. The Trojans finished the drive with Travis Dye's 7-yard scoring run to put USC back in front 10-7. Oregon State was called for a pair of penalties on the ensuing drive and Everett Hayes' 46-yard field goal attempt to tie it with 8:34 to go went right. Oregon State benefited with good field position from USC's punt out of the end zone, and Griffin rushed 18 yards for a touchdown that gave the Beavers back the lead with 4:41 to go. After Addison's touchdown catch, the Beavers' final drive ended with another USC interception. - USC/AP College Football


(DS#2 WR) Jr/2024 WR Jordan AddisonSouthern California
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  TRACKING TOP DRAFT PROSPECTS - WEEK 2: 8. Jordan Addison, Jr, WR, Southern California, 5-11, 175, 1,...Addison embarrassed Stanford's defense, seeming to get open at will as he caught seven passes for 172 yards with two touchdowns in a 41-28 win that boosted the Trojans from No. 10 to No. 7 in the polls. Previous week, No. 10: Defending Biletnikoff Award winner and the center of mucho attention when he transferred from Pitt, Addison picked up where he left off last season as USC pummeled the Rice Owls, 66-14. Addison led the Trojans with five catches for 54 yards and two touchdowns. - Frank Cooney/NFL Draft Scout

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  Caleb Williams threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns, with two of those going to Jordan Addison, leading No. 10 Southern California past Stanford 41-28 on Saturday night in the Pac-12 opener. Addison wound up with seven catches for 172 yards and Travis Dye ran for 105 yards and a touchdown, while the Trojans' opportunistic defense shined again with two interceptions and two fumble recoveries - four turnovers that led to 17 points. Dominant USC (2-0, 1-0 Pac-12) didn't have a third-down play until 52 seconds before halftime and punted for the first time with 8:02 left. Williams completed 20 of 27 - 13 of his first 15 - throws and Dye ran for a 27-yard score in a first half that featured 685 yards of offense between the teams. Williams then hit Addison for a 48-yard gain right out of halftime that set up Denis Lynch's 45-yard field goal. Lynch later missed wide left from 39 yards before hitting from 42 yards.

Early in the second quarter, Williams connected on back-to-back passes to Mario Williams - first a 43-yard completion that set up their 15-yard scoring play. Lake McRee caught the first TD pass of the day by Williams, a 5-yarder, as the Trojans notched their second lopsided win so far after a 66-14 thumping of Rice in the season opener. With Williams' 19-for-22 performance in that one, the sophomore star has now completed 39 of 49 passes for 590 yards in two games. USC's defense has forced eight total turnovers this season. Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee threw an interception on his third play from scrimmage for Stanford (1-1, 0-1) that Max Williams tipped and caught before returning it 32 yards. Then McKee threw another pick Cain the end zone by Mekhi Blackmon on 4th-and-2 with a chance to tie the game. The Cardinal capitalized on their next chance when McKee connected on a 3-yard TD pass to E.J. Smith to cap a seven-play, 93-yard drive that got Stanford within 14-7. But just like that, the Trojans answered immediately. Williams connected with Addison on a 75-yard catch and run. - USC/AP College Football


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  TRACKING TOP DRAFT PROSPECTS - WEEK 1: 10. Jordan Addison, Jr, WR, Southern California, 5-11, 175,...Defending Biletnikoff Award winner and the center of mucho attention when he transferred from Pitt, Addison picked up where he left off last season as USC pummeled the Rice Owls, 66-14. Addison led the Trojans with five catches for 54 yards and two touchdowns. "This is definitely a statement," Addison said. "That's what we wanted to do. Week 1, we had to show everybody that this wasn't just no hype. We're ready to play." - Frank Cooney/NFL Draft Scout

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  Defending Biletnikoff Award winner and the center of mucho attention when he transferred from Pitt, USC wide receiver Jordan Addison picked up where he left off last season as the Trojans pummeled the Rice Owls, 66-14. Addison led the Trojans with five catches for 54 yards and two touchdowns. "This is definitely a statement," Addison said. "That’s what we wanted to do. Week 1, we had to show everybody that this wasn’t just no hype. We're ready to play." - USC/AP College Football

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  ESPN TOP 100 PRESEASON 2022 CFB PLAYERS (Selected Aug. 17): No. 9. Jordan Addison, WR, USC, Junior. Notable 2021 stats: 1,593 yards, 17 TDs. Last year's ranking: NR. Addison was the addition who seemed to swing USC from being dangerous this coming season to potentially being a problem for teams beyond the Pac-12. Can a wide receiver add that much value? It's hard to argue that he can't given he was the best wideout in the country and is about to play in a better offense and with a better quarterback. One thing USC hasn't lacked even during its down years is elite wide receiver talent -- JuJu Smith-Schuster, Michael Pittman, Drake London. None of them, however, won a Biletnikoff like Addison just did. - ESPN.com

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  The NCAA Division I Board of Directors on Wednesday approved the implementation of set time periods when athletes can enter the transfer portal and immediately be eligible to compete at their new schools, along with reforms to the enforcement process. The proposed changes came from the Transformation Committee as part of the first phase of that group's work. The changes to transfer rules will go into effect immediately. Sport-specific windows will be set during an academic year when athletes would be required to enter their names in the transfer portal to be eligible immediately to compete the following school year. Athletes in winter sports would be required to provide written notification of transfer within 60 days following the NCAA championship selections in their sport. For spring sports, the transfer windows will be Dec. 1-15 plus a 45-day period beginning the day after championship selections are made. In fall sports, including football, the first window will begin the day following championship selection and last 45 days. The second would be from May 1-15. - AP College Football

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  Addison is now about two weeks into official practices with USC after his late-spring transfer from Pitt. After several practices and a few scrimmages, the Biletnikoff Award winner is feeling comfortable in his new offense. "I feel like I've picked it up pretty quickly, just coming in in the offseason every day with Coach (Dennis) Simmons and just learning certain routes, backside what I gotta do, the different hand signals, tempos," Addison said. "You gotta have high energy; it's a fast-paced offense, a lot of tempo. And you just gotta stay locked in every play." Addison admitted he still had more to learn, but quarterback Caleb Williams has helped alongside the coaching staff in bringing Addison along in the offense. The new QB-WR combination is also developing chemistry together in 11-on-11 after some offseason workouts. "His mindset and everything has been really good and him teaching me what I gotta do throughout certain routes," Addison said. "So I think our connection and our communication is getting better every day." - Orange County Register

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  Jordan Addison first saw the news on social media. Not only was the reigning Biletnikoff Award winner's potential transfer blowing up online, but it also came with an extra scoop of controversy. ESPN reported on April 29 that Addison was considering USC as a destination before officially entering the portal. Pittsburgh officials cried "tampering." Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi placed multiple frustrated calls to USC's Lincoln Riley. Critics wondered if Addison was selling out for name, image and likeness deals. Three months and one new school later, Addison, sporting a freshly pressed USC jersey, had a simple response. "Just some BS," Addison said Thursday, meeting with local media for the first time since transferring to USC. "But I mean, the truth always going to come to light, so I just make sure I'm just going to keep working and make sure I'm ready for the season." Following the contentious journey through the transfer portal, Addison finally will get to work with the Trojans as Riley opens his first fall camp Friday. "I wasn't coming out here for all the lights, camera, action and all that. I just wanted to make sure they knew that I was strictly business."

USC teammates couldn't hide their excitement about the top receiver who has scorched the field during summer conditioning and player-run practices. Running back Travis Dye joked he saw smoke coming off Addison's shoes when players were running sprints and Addison was measured close to 23 mph. "Jordan Addison is a freak of nature," said Dye, a transfer from Oregon. "That man can run like a gazelle, has hands like nobody's business. I always compare him to Calvin Ridley because he just has that type of running style and his cuts are just super smooth." - Los Angeles Times


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  Before he even entered the transfer portal in May, rumors and accusations began swirling around about wide receiver Jordan Addison. The allegations were serious: Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi reportedly believed that USC was tampering with Addison, trying to sway him to USC with NIL offers. Once those rumors hit the Internet, it did not matter that the quarterback, offensive coordinator and receivers coach who had helped Addison win the Biletnikoff Award had all left Pitt during the offseason. They were taken as the truth, even as Addison shook his head as he saw the news on social media. "Just some B.S.," Addison said Thursday. "The truth always going to come to light so I just make sure I'm just going to keep working and make sure I'm ready for the season." Addison was speaking in a cardinal jersey at USC media day in his first meeting with local press.

He did in fact choose USC, as much of the speculation suggested he would. But, he says, for very different reasons than NIL. At Pac-12 media day last week, USC head coach Lincoln Riley said that during Addison's official visit to campus, the receiver missed several meals and entertainment that the Trojans had scheduled for him. Instead, they watched more film and discussed the details of Riley's plan for him in the USC offense. "He's a kid that's all about ball," Riley said. For his part, Addison said he had a gut feeling that it might be in his best interest to enter the transfer portal. Soon after, quarterback Caleb Williams began texting him to recruit him to USC. Williams also instructed more than a dozen of his teammates to do the same, telling them they needed Addison to be a difference-maker this season. - Orange County Register


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  2022 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF YEAR PLAYER TO WATCH: Jordan Addison, WR, junior, USC,...In his 2-year (2021-22) career at Pittsburgh, he had 160 receptions for 2.259 yards (14.1 avg) with 21 TDs, plus 75 carries for 114 yards (7.1 avg) with 1 TD, 14 punt returns for 200 yards (14.3 avg), 2 kickoff returns for 39 yards (19.5 avg) and a tackle. - USC Football

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  2022 PRESEASON BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LIST: Jordan Addison, USC,...In his 2-year (2021-22) career at Pittsburgh, he had 160 receptions for 2.259 yards (14.1 avg) with 21 TDs, plus 75 carries for 114 yards (7.1 avg) with 1 TD, 14 punt returns for 200 yards (14.3 avg), 2 kickoff returns for 39 yards (19.5 avg) and a tackle. 2022: Addison, who transferred to USC in the fall of 2022 from Pittsburgh, will be a key addition to the wide receiver corps as a junior. - USC Football

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  Jordan Addison's departure from Pitt to USC is almost old news at this point. It became obvious the Biletnikoff Award winner would leave for the Trojans in late April before officially doing so a few weeks later in May. But since then, Narduzzi hasn't been made available to local media to discuss the high-profile departure, which had NIL implications and alleged tampering attached to it. On Thursday, Narduzzi addressed Addison's transfer with a layered response. "I stayed quiet for a long time because it was a recruiting process. We were recruiting him," Narduzzi said. "But I'm focused on our guys who want to be here at Pitt. That's the key. "Jordan's a great kid, great player. We had fun with him for two years. I think we helped him get to where he is today. I think we helped him win a Biletnikoff and be the player that he is. Kenny Pickett was pretty good. He had one of the best quarterbacks in the country throwing him the ball every day. Some people forget how they got where they are. It was a special year. I've got a ton of respect for Jordan. Young men have to make decisions based on what they know or what they thought. And we kind of move on."

Later, Narduzzi told the Post-Gazette he "absolutely" believes USC tampered with Addison. Reports of the all-American leaving for USC surfaced before he formally entered the transfer portal, at which point teams would be able to contact him. "Transferring is one thing, but the NCAA has to do something about tampering," Narduzzi told the Post-Gazette, "because tampering is certainly happening in a big way. By players or coaches, it can't happen. It's happening a lot, and it's not good." Asked what can realistically be done to curb tampering, Narduzzi said: "I don't know. Not my job. But it's got to get straightened out." - Pittsburgh Post Gazette


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  2022 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: Jordan Addison, USC,...So we've heard a lot about this poster boy for NIL and transfers since he departed Pitt for USC. But a story in pittsburghnow.com only July 10 says: "Addison has reportedly been pissed in recent weeks because of unspecified broken promises not yet being followed through with, On3 national recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton reported Friday on a Texas message board. The decision for Pitt's Biletnikoff Award-winner to transfer after two excellent seasons at Pitt was met with much discussion, especially since Addison was already being projected as a first round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft and had been building additional report with transfer quarterback Kedon Slovis over the winter, but the allure of NIL money in SoCal ultimately proved too much to pass up." Sour grapes? Who knows? That's why we have watch lists. So let's watch. - Pittsburghnow.com and online sources

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  The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., the Florida-based creator and sponsor of the prestigious Biletnikoff Award, has released the 2022 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List. The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the college football season's outstanding FBS receiver. Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot back, and running back) who catches a pass is eligible for the award. As such, the Biletnikoff Award recognizes college football's outstanding receiver, not merely college football's outstanding wide receiver. Receivers are frequently added to the watch list as their season performances dictate. Actual, not potential, performance is the basis for inclusion on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List. - Biletnikoff Award

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  2022 WALTER CAMP PRESEASON FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: WR Jordan Addison (USC),... Addison created a commotion when he transferred from Pittsburgh to join former Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley at USC. There were claims that USC abused the NIL opportunity to get Addison, but the player actually rejected a higher offer from Texas. In the last week a social media post ignited false rumors that Addison was unhappy at USC. He denies it. The former Pittsburgh star Addison is coming off a monster sophomore season that yielded him the Biletnikoff as the nation's top receiver with 100 receptions for 1,593 yards and 17 TDs. His receiving yardage and touchdown catches ranked second among Pitt season records, trailing only Larry Fitzgerald (1,672 yards and 22 TDs in 2003). Addison's touchdown catches led the nation (tied with Western Kentucky's Jerreth Sterns) and ranked fourth nationally in total receiving yards. He broke out as a true freshman with 60 receptions with 666 yards and four TDs in the shortened 2020 season; he earned several Freshman All-American honors. The Maryland native was a four-star prospect in the 2020 class, the No. 131 overall prospect and the No. 4 athlete. - USC Football

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  Potential impact of wide receiver transfer Jordan Addison: Did USC need Addison? No. Did it want Addison? You bet. USC's wide receiver unit was pretty well stocked after an early transfer run that yielded it Mario Williams, Brenden Rice and Terrell Bynum to add with returning starters Gary Bryant Jr. and Tahj Washington. But the unit lacked a proven No. 1 wideout and could've used more veteran leadership. Addison, a projected first-round pick, fills those areas in droves as the nation's best wide receiver last season not named Drake London.

Addison will draw the majority of the attention from defenses, which will open up the rest of the pass catchers to make plays. He's not the biggest receiver, but the All-American has verified 4.4 speed, can beat defenses deep and might have the best hands on the team. He is also a versatile chess piece for Riley's offense, capable of playing outside, in the slot or being motioned around the formation. Addison is a plug-and-play starter who could end the season as the best wide receiver in the nation. - 247 Sports


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  USC transfer wide receiver Jordan Addison, 2021 Biletnikoff winner, will wear the Heisman winner and legendary QB Carson Palmer's retired No. 3 jersey for the 2022 season. Addison wore No. 3 at Pittsburgh. The five-star transfer posted the No. 3 jersey on his social media on Saturday evening, and it was confirmed by USC team reporter Keely Eure. The No. 3 is one of six officially retired numbers by the Trojan program: Palmer's No. 3, Matt Leinart's No. 11, Charles White's No. 12, Mike Garrett's No. 20, O.J. Simpson's No. 32 and Marcus Allen's No. 33. Reggie Bush's No. 5 is not officially retired, but it has not been worn since Bush. USC also has special numbers reserved for standout players that are not retired: No. 55, No. 35, No. 1, No. 42 and No. 43. - USCFootball.com

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  USC's newest superstar transfer Jordan Addison is ready to get his tenure in Los Angeles underway, revealing that his move from Pitt to USC was a "gut move" in his first time speaking publicly since transferring into the program. "I was looking for a great coach and a good football opportunity," said Addison, who is already on USC's campus. "I'm still figuring myself out and what I want to do and I feel like I have a great opportunity to do that where I'm at now." - On3.com

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  Jordan Addison's transfer to the USC football program sent shockwaves through the world of college football. It sparked debates, clearly unwell radio hosts wanting to "beat the snot out of" Lincoln Riley, and excitement around the USC fanbase. Nobody was more excited about USC landing Jordan Addison, however, than ESPN. ESPN recently had USC as their No. 12 team in their Way-Too-Early Top 25 Poll. After Addison headed over, however, they shot them up all the way to No. 4. That means that SC is a playoff team, and would play Alabama in the first round of the College Football Playoff. Lincoln Riley would have his shot at revenge.

This is a controversial ranking, but ESPN explained why they see it this way. Mark Schlabach, who wrote it, made it clear that he's been more than impressed with the transfer overhaul that Riley has been doing ALL offseason: "Even before Addison's arrival, Riley had vastly upgraded the wide receiver corps by bringing in Mario Williams, Rice and Bynum. Haskins, who started 20 games at Virginia, might get plugged in at left tackle. USC's defense seems to need more work, although former Alabama linebacker Lee and ex-Colorado cornerback Blackmon should help." - ReignofTroy.com


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  Wide receiver Jordan Addison, is on his way to USC, where he'll follow in the footsteps of Drake London as the undisputed top target in the Trojans passing attack. The implications of Addison's decision are certainly wide reaching. There's no denying that. But what exactly does it mean for USC? For Addison? For the future of college football as we know it? Let's start with the obvious: London was a 6-foot-4, 220-pound, imposing jump-ball machine with the physicality of an NBA small forward and a ridiculous catch radius to boot. Addison is four inches shorter, nearly 50 pounds lighter and a near-unstoppable deep threat who might dust London in a foot race. By virtue of those different skillsets, their roles are bound to look quite different in USC's offense. Where London spent most of his time lined up outside for USC last season, Addison did the vast majority of his damage for Pitt - 68% of snaps - from the slot. - Los Angeles Times

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  Rampant speculation ended Thursday when former Pitt All-American receiver Jordan Addison exited the transfer portal and chose Southern California. The Biletnikoff Award winner announced his decision Thursday on social media. "The last few weeks have been very difficult," Addison wrote. "I struggled with my decision as to whether I should exercise my right to enter the portal. Student athletes have not always had that opportunity, and I made that choice...I have now carefully considered the advice of my family and close friends and fully weighed both the risks and benefits associated with my decision. I also respect others that may make a difficult choice. But for me, I will continue my full development as a student athlete by enrolling at USC. Much love always, JA."

Addison entered the transfer portal before the May 1 deadline. He visited Texas and USC and strongly considered Alabama before choosing the Trojans. Addison reportedly has a close relationship with new USC quarterback Caleb Williams, a fellow Washington D.C.-area native who transferred from Oklahoma earlier in the offseason. Addison caught 100 passes for 1,593 yards and 17 touchdowns in the 2021 season, his second with the Panthers. With Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett off to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Addison's decision to find a new home was among those that called attention to the current state of the transfer process and what role name, image and licensing considerations have in players' decisions to transfer. - AP College Football


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  Prior to his decision to join the Trojans, reports said Addison was considering transferring to USC for a huge NIL deal. The Frederick, Maryland native has a relationship with Williams, a Washington D.C. native, from their time in the DMV, and speculation was that could play a role in a potential decision, according to ESPN’s Pete Thamel. "Jordan Addison is from Fredrick, Maryland," Thamel said. "Caleb Williams is also from the DC area. There’s ties from that DMV relationship that could help Addision end up at USC." Moreover, Addison was first officially linked to the Texas on May 10, when he posted a story on his Instagram of himself in Texas. Later that weekend, Addison took his talents on an official visit to the USC campus in sunny California, and then was expected to take a visit with Nick Saban at Alabama. But that apparently never happened.

Addison is the Trojans' latest major addition since the arrival of coach Lincoln Riley, who has thoroughly transformed the roster with extensive use of the transfer portal. Also joining USC under Riley: Former Sooners receiver Mario Williams, Oregon running back Travis Dye, Arizona State linebacker Eric Gentry, Alabama linebacker Shane Lee and Colorado receiver Brenden Rice, among others. Out of high school, Addison was a four-star recruit and the No. 9 prospect in the state of Maryland from the Class of 2020, according to the On3 Consensus. He also comes in as a member of the On3 NIL 100 as the No. 98-ranked player with an NIL Valuation of $139K. – AP, On3.com and other online sources


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  According to folks in Texas, the Longhorns are in good position for defending Biletnikoff winner Jordan Addison. Some folks say Addison no longer plans to visit Alabama. Time will tell. If so - and that is a big if - Texas might be on the verge of landing the biggest remaining prize in the NCAA Transfer Portal. On Tuesday, Inside Texas reported that the race for Biletnikoff winning wide receiver transfer Jordan Addison is 'looking more and more like a two-team race' between the Longhorns and the USC Trojans. The report also stated that the Longhorns and Trojans visits have gone so well, that Addison has no longer intended to take a previously planned visit to Alabama.

Addison reportedly left the Panthers due to potential NIL opportunities and took a recent visit to both the 40 Acres and to Los Angeles to visit the Trojans. If the Longhorns are able to add Addison he would join other offensive playmakers that have come to Austin through the portal such as receiver Isaiah Neyor, tight end Jahleel Billingsley, and quarterback Quinn Ewers in an offense that already features two of the nation's top playmakers - running back Bijan Robinson and receiver Xavier Worthy. Much like Addison, Worthy was recently recruited by a division one program to leave Austin himself on a NIL deal but elected to remain with the Longhorns. - Rock Herald


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  Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver transfer Jordan Addison is expected to visit the University of Alabama following his trip to USC, according to ESPN's Pete Thamel. Addison is taking his official visit to see Lincoln Riley and the Trojans this weekend. He'ss already visited Texas in Austin. Addison is a top transfer prospect and the No. 1 available wide receiver. The Biletnikoff winner going to Alabama would give Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide the top two transfer wide receivers for 2022. They already added the No. 2, Jermaine Burton, from Georgia this spring.

Thursday night on Twitter, Texas transfer quarterback Quinn Ewers made his case for Addison to join him in Austin. If Addison were to join the already loaded receiving corps of Isaiah Neyor and Xavier Worthy at Texas-the Longhorns would easily have one of the nation's best wide receiver rooms. His main connection to the Texas program comes in the form of Longhorns wide receivers coach Brennan Marion, who was at Pittsburgh for the 2021 season. Marion came to Texas as a replacement for former wide receivers coach Andre Coleman. - ESPN and other sources


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  Although rumors are rampant that WR Jordan Addison is headed to USC via the transfer portal, technically he could stay at Pitt. ESPN reported it's a "viable option," while some teammates have taken to Twitter to express their willingness to welcome him back. But it's extremely rare for players to enter the portal and not leave. It's also rare for a player of Addison's pedigree to emerge. A former three-star prospect who was recruited by Notre Dame as a defensive back, Addison broke through in 2020 then took over as a sophomore last season. He set a single-season Pitt record with 100 catches while hauling in 1,593 yards and 17 touchdowns. - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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  The commissioners of the Southeastern Conference and Pac-12 are scheduled to meet with lawmakers in Washington on Thursday to lobby for federal legislation to regulate name, image and likeness compensation to athletes. Greg Sankey of the SEC and George Kliavkoff of the Pac-12 plan to meet with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and other lawmakers, a person who has been briefed on the commissioners' trip to Capitol Hill told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because neither conference was making the lobbying efforts public. Sports Illustrated first reported the planned visit. The commissioners of two of the five wealthiest conferences want to lay out the negative ramifications on college sports and athletes if the status quo remains unchanged when it comes to NIL compensation. They also plan to present a framework for a possible solution. - AP College Football


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  Waiting for the other shoe to drop: Tuesday, the most riveting drama of college football's offseason took another twist when Pittsburgh star wide receiver Jordan Addison officially appeared in the NCAA transfer portal, according to ESPN. Now most people are waiting for Addison to announce he is transferring to USC. He reportedly was in California the last couple of days. He had filed his paperwork to Pittsburgh saying that he intends to explore a transfer, which happened before the May 1 deadline and resulted in him appearing in the portal just after 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The deadline to enter the NCAA transfer portal without requiring a waiver to play in 2022 was Sunday. Pitt compliance officials had two business days to put Addison's name in the portal, with Tuesday the last day it could have appeared. Addison's potential transfer has emerged as a divisive and important issue looming over college football.

It's a fascinating scenario in theory - one of the most established players in the country could test his value on the open market. Addison caught 100 passes for 1,593 yards last season and had 17 touchdown grabs. He finished No. 5 in the FBS with 143 targets. It's unknown whether there has been any tampering by USC or other schools, but the specter of it, and the animosity from Pitt, has turned Addison's situation into a national talking point on how the rules should be structured in the new era. USC's new head coach, Lincoln Riley, has been a magnet for transfers, including quarterback Caleb Williams who played for Riley at Oklahoma last year. - ESPN and other sources


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  Pittsburgh wide receiver Jordan Addison's reported plan to transfer from Pitt to Southern California has roiled college football fans far beyond the confines of Western Pennsylvania. Social media was awash in with concern late Friday into Saturday that a name, image and likeness deal - reportedly worth millions - has attracted the Frederick, Md., native away from the school where he won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver and helped lead his team to an ACC championship just five short months ago. Experts and fans alike fear the move signals a paradigm shift that will allow the sport's richest programs to simply buy the best players from their opponents by ponying up the necessary cash in NIL deals. That would be a massive shift from the way the sport has done business for more than a century. And even advocates for new NIL laws that allow players to profit from their public profile have concerns about the way current rules can impact competitive balance.

SiriusXM and CBS personalist Danny Kanell was chief among them. Losing Addison would be an obvious and crippling loss to Pitt's 2022 prospects. Others speculate that the deal could not have been completed without some level of tampering. Under current NCAA transfer rules, programs are not supposed to be able to contact players under scholarship from other programs unless and until they formally enter the transfer portal. As of Saturday morning, Addison had not taken that step, leading many to question how he could have lined up such a deal to head to Los Angeles legitimately. To reiterate, nothing is official at the time of this writing. Addison could still back out of the deal and remain at Pitt, where he caught 100 passes for 1,593 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2021. But many seem to feel the conclusion is obvious: Pat Narduzzi's team will lose its best player for cold, hard cash. And there's little anyone can do to stop it. - Pittsburgh Post Gazette


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  Jordan Addison, the 2021 Biletnikoff Award winner as college football's top wide receiver and one of Pitt's top players, is expected to exit the program and accept a massive NIL deal at USC, according to Pittsburgh Sports Now. The story doesn't end there as the Pitt football program believes that the USC coaches illegally tampered with Addison, while he has not yet in the transfer portal. PSN has been told to expect Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi to make a public statement that will target USC's alleged tampering with his best player. Sources also tell Pittsburgh Sports Now that new USC head coach Lincoln Riley is believed to have used the same questionable tactics to lure Oklahoma freshman quarterback Caleb Williams from Oklahoma to USC.

While this isn't official, the word is that USC is offering Addison a NIL deal north of $2 million to head to Southern California. PSN is also told that this isn't the first time a program has offered Addison a large sum of money. Following the season, it's believed that Kentucky offered him $800,000 to go to Lexington and he turned them down. After two seasons at Pitt, Addison has 160 catches for 2,259 yards and 21 touchdowns in just 24 games. Addison had 1,593 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns on a school-record 100 receptions last season. Addison will need to decide quickly. When the NCAA instituted its one-time transfer exemption rule allowing a player to transfer once in their career with immediate eligibility, it was with the stipulation that they must provide their school with a written request to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal by May 1. - Pittsburgh Sports Now


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  2021 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): WR - Jordan Addison, Pitt, 186 votes,...Earning first-team honors were record-breaking quarterback Kenny Pickett, wide receiver Jordan Addison and defensive tackle Calijah Kancey. Addison leads the nation with 17 touchdown catches. - Pittsburgh Football

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  2021 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): AP - Jordan Addison, Pitt, 75 votes,...In addition to his first-team nod at receiver, Addison was a third-team selection as an all-purpose player. He averages 14.6 yards per punt return. - Pittsburgh Football

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  2021 BILETNIKOFF AWARD WINNER: Jordan Addison, Pittsburgh,...In Pitt's Coastal Division-clinching 48-38 win over Virginia, Addison achieved one of the greatest individual receiving performances in Pitt history, compiling 14 receptions for 202 yards and four touchdowns. His final score-a 62-yard catch-and-run touchdown with 2:10 left-sealed the victory and division crown for Pitt. Addison is the third Pitt player to be a finalist for the Biletnikoff. In addition to Fitzgerald, Antonio Bryant won the award in 2000. Pickett and Addison have fueled one of the country's most powerful offenses. The Panthers rank second nationally in total offense (529.1 yards per game) and third in scoring (43.9 points per game). - Pittsburgh Football

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  When Jordan Addison went home to Frederick, Md., in the offseason, he carried with him reminders of a memorable freshman season at Pitt. With 60 catches for 666 yards, four touchdowns and the longest play of Pitt's season (75 yards), few failed to notice. He was a Freshman All-American, honorable mention All-ACC and runner-up conference rookie of the year. Then, before this season, he was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list, telling the college football world to keep an eye on the young (not yet 20) wide receiver during the 2021 season. Later, when he accompanied teammates Kenny Pickett and Deslin Alexandre and coach Pat Narduzzi to Charlotte, N.C., to meet the press, reporters from all across the ACC footprint hung on his every word.

So when he went home to his mother, Keisha, six brothers and three sisters, of course, they told him they were proud. But let's not get carried away, he reminded them. "When I saw (the recognition), I took it in to show my mom, my family," he said Friday after Pitt's first day of drills, "and, then, once I came here, now it's time to go work for it. "My mom was very proud. I told her, "I ain't got it yet." "It," in Addison's mind, is nothing short of jumping ahead of any player who might catch a pass over the next two seasons and, ultimately, getting picked in the first round of the NFL Draft, possibly as early as 2023. "First-round draft pick is definitely on top of my list," he said. "I don't want to settle for anything less." There's just one other goal, and it's just as important: "Get to the NFL and provide for my family," he said. "Get my whole family in one neighborhood. I'm a big family person." - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


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  Pitt wide receiver Jordan Addison will be asked to hoist a heavier load this year as one of the top pass catchers in the ACC. He'll enter his sophomore season as one of eight ACC players named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, presented annually by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation to the FBS' outstanding receiver. As a freshman in 2020, Addison led Pitt in receptions (60), receiving yards (666) and receiving touchdowns (four). He was the first freshman in seven years (Tyler Boyd) to lead the Panthers in receiving.

Addison also led the nation's freshmen in catches per game (six) and total catches, earned Freshman All-American honors from three services and runner-up ACC Rookie of the Year. "He'll catch everything," coach Pat Narduzzi said. "I'm not sure I've seen him drop a ball in a practice, not many in a game and certainly Kenny (Pickett's) favorite target." - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


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  Last fall, Jordan Addison became the first freshman to lead Pitt in receiving since Tyler Boyd in 2013. And yet, his debut season was only "pretty good" by his standards. "I don't think it was great," Addison said Thursday, speaking to the media for the first time since September. "I still have a lot to improve on." That may be true. Every college player has something to work on, especially a 19-year-old who got his first glimpse of Power Five ball eight months ago. But Addison is probably being a little hard on himself as he looks to build on his breakout campaign.

Addison emerged this time last year in spring camp as an early enrollee. Pitt had only three spring practices before COVID-19 shut the whole thing down, but it was apparent at that point that Addison - a four-star recruit with offers from Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia and more - could take over for Maurice Ffrench and start in the slot. What followed was 66 catches, 660 yards, four touchdowns and freshman All-American honors. Addison was the ACC Rookie of the Year runner-up, losing out to Kyren Williams, Notre Dame's redshirt freshman tailback. - Pittsburgh Post Gazette


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  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): WR - Jordan Addison, Pitt, 52,...Pitt landed seven players on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team revealed on the ACC Network. Additionally, senior offensive guard Bryce Hargrove, freshman wide receiver Jordan Addison and junior punter Kirk Christodoulou received Honorable Mention. - Pitt Football

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  Addison, if you haven't heard, has generated quite a buzz at Pitt's South Side facility. The former four-star recruit secured the Panthers' starting slot receiver role two weeks ago, just 14 days into fall camp. Addison signed in December, enrolled in January, practiced three times in the spring before COVID-19 shut everything down, went through July walkthroughs allowed by the NCAA and lit up the practice field in August. Addison's teammates have complimented his speed and maturity, but no one's gushed over the 6-foot, 170-pound pass-catcher like Pitt's head coach. Pat Narduzzi has called Addison "special" every chance he gets. And last week, when asked if Addison reminds him of any wideout he's coached or schemed against, he returned to his time as Michigan State's defensive coordinator.

"I probably don't even want to mention his name in the city of Pittsburgh. But there's one guy that kicked our butt one year for Central Michigan, a guy named Antonio Brown," Narduzzi said. Brown, the second-most prolific receiver in Steelers history, tallied 10 catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in Central Michigan's win over the Spartans in 2009. "(Addison is) kind of built like him. He's slippery like him...Other than that, I can't think of anyone else that he would look like." On Tuesday, Addison grinned when that comparison was brought up. Then the smile went away, and the newcomer preached humility and the need to keep working. Like most freshmen, Addison isn't too chatty. But he also feels comfortable on the South Side. - Pittsburgh Post Gazette


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