After reports that former Pitt star Jordan Addison was deciding between USC and Texas, the Biletnikoff Award winner has spoken for the first time and has made his much anticipated decision.
After many rumors and speculation, Addison is heading to Lincoln Riley and USC, as was talked about from the start.
— Jordan Addison (@Espn_Jordan) May 19, 2022
Texas made a push for Addison, with former Pitt wide receivers coach Brennan Marion leading the way and Longhorns’ stars Quin Ewers and Bijan Robinson recruiting, but USC’s NIL allure was too much to pass up in the end.
Former Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams headlines a USC offense that features a wide receiving corps of fellow Oklahoma transfer Mario Williams, top 2022 commit C.J. Williams, Colorado transfer Brenden Rice, Washington transfer Terrell Bynum and Tahj Washington and Gary Bryant Jr.
With a first-time eligibility waiver, Addison will likely spend just one season at either USC before declaring for the 2023 NFL — where he’s expected to be one of the first wide receivers selected.
Addison caught 100 balls for 1,593 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2021, providing Kenny Pickett with a favorite target, and now Pickett and Addison are both gone entering the 2022 season. After two seasons at Pitt, he finished his Pitt career with 160 catches for 2,259 yards and 21 touchdowns in just 24 games.
Pitt’s 2022 wide receiving corps still features a duo of Jared Wayne and Konata Mumpfield and intriguing depth in Jaden Bradley, Jaylon Barden, Addison Copeland, Che Nwabuko and Myles Alston — and Louisiana Tech transfer Bub Means if he’s cleared to play in 2022.