The first step in determining the immediate future of Jordan Addison is expected to take place later this afternoon.
Pitt’s star wide receiver filed his paperwork to officially enter the NCAA Transfer Portal before the May 1 deadline, and Addison’s is expected to appear in the portal today.
Once that takes place, interested teams are then permitted to approach him, although that apparently hasn’t stopped programs such as USC from doing so before they were permitted to do so. Because of that, national accusations of tampering have been thrown at Lincoln Riley’s program.
While it’s been widely assumed that Addison will end up at USC, ESPN’s Pete Thamel reports that’s not necessarily the case. In fact, Thamel said “every powerhouse in the country will be a suitor” for Addison. A source tells Thamel that Addison hasn’t made up his mind and there’s no expectation of an imminent decision. That person also says that “a return to Pittsburgh remains a very viable option.”
Pittsburgh Sports Now has tried to find out the exact new NIL deal that officials at Pitt have extended to Addison but at this point, no one is willing to talk.