While Pitt fans are already aware of the season he had, football fans across the country are continuing to learn about Pitt wide receiver Jordan Addison.
The freshman from Frederick, Maryland, who was runner-up to Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams as ACC Rookie of the Year, received more recognition on Monday for his first season of college football.
Rivals Director of Recruiting Mike Farrell has comprised a list of his Top 15 Freshman in the country and has placed Addison in his top ten. Farrell has listed as No. 9 in his ‘Farrell Freshman 15′.
From the start of camp, Pat Narduzzi went out of his way to talk about the skill level of Addison and he was right on the money with his comments. The former 4-star recruit instantly became quarterback Kenny Pickett’s go-to receiver and the top playmaker in the Panthers offense.
Addison finished the 2020 season with with a team-high 60 catches for 666 yards (11.1 yards/catch) and four touchdowns. The 60 receptions were the most by a freshman in the ACC. The last freshman to lead Pitt in receiving was Tyler Boyd back in 2013.
Credit wide receivers coach Chris Beatty for Pitt landing and holding onto Addison. Right before National Signing Day, Pitt had to withstand a late run by both Maryland and Notre Dame to secure Addison.