Controversial ex-USC Football Head Coach steals lead from Trojans for Jordan Addison

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Ex-USC Football Head Coach Steve Sarkisian has swiped the lead that the Trojans had in the Jordan Addison sweepstakes. Addison visited Texas recently, and according to college football insider Mike Farrell, "as expected, it went very well."

Texas, where Sarkisian has been the head coach at since last season, has Addison's former WRs Coach at Pitt (Brennan Marion) as their Passing Game Coordinator and WRs Coach.

That's continuity that could easily make a new player feel right at home, and Farrell heard that it was a "'safe bet' that Addison could end up at Texas in the end." Farrell reported that new UT QB Quinn Ewers and his talent was a driving force of the recruitment.

Current Texas WR1 Xavier Worthy was very active in the recruitment as well, according to Farrell. They have a similar situation as USC in which they are already good at receiver, but would always love to add talent out wide to their genius offensive scheme.

It does appear, however, that Jordan Addison has narrowed his decision down to just Texas and USC Football.

Here's what Farrell has to say about the prospects of Jordan Addison signing elsewhere than the USC football program and Texas:

"This is Addison’s decision and his alone," wrote Farrell. "Some in his camp want him to visit other schools like Alabama, LSU, Oregon and others. But it appears he will just visit Texas and USC (where he is right now)."

This is particularly big news because it appeared that Alabama was going to be a force in this recruitment of Addison. Addison was reportedly seen working out with Bryce Young very soon after he entered the portal.

Now that it's just down to USC and Texas, that's just less competition. According to Farrell, "The NIL opportunities in LA are the scary thing to Texas and it could be the difference maker." It makes sense, as Caleb Williams has proven this offseason that NIL opportunities certainly are plentiful out here in Los Angeles.

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Addison's prior connection to Williams and his family are a big player in this as well, and now that he's visiting USC, it's time to seal the deal. Farrell said it best:

"His Austin visit went as good as possible but USC led heading into that trip. Now I think the Trojans need to step up and take this lead again."