Transfer WR Jordan Addison plans Alabama official visit following USC trip
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Jordan Addison: Top transfer portal wide receiver plans Alabama official visit following USC trip

Nikki Chavanelle05/13/22
Jordan Addison: Top transfer portal wide receiver plans Alabama official visit following USC trip
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Pittsburgh Panthers star 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, as reported by On3’s Gerry Hamilton, and he’s already visited Texas in Austin.

Addison is a top transfer prospect and the No. 1 available wide receiver in the transfer portal, according to the On3 transfer rankings. He’s No. 4 overall in the nation this cycle.

The On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine currently gives Addison a 96.3% chance of ending up with Lincoln Riley. However, Texas and Alabama are trying to make things more interesting.

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.

More on Jordan Addison

In 2021 for Pitt, Addison had 100 receptions for 1,593 yards and 17 touchdowns as Kenny Pickett’s top target. The incredible season earned him the Biletnikoff Award for the nation’s top receiver. However, his name has become part of a larger discussion around college football.

Before he put his name into the portal, rumors swirled of an NIL deal waiting for him if he chose USC. Since those rumors started before Addison officially entered, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi accused USC and Riley of tampering.

Addison arrived in Pittsburgh as the No. 218 recruit in the Class of 2020, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.