Addison recently visited with Texas, where he seemed to have a great time. That's because Texas apparently actually thought they'd be able to lock up his transfer during their visit:
Regardless, SC will now have the chance to make their case, and with USC football insider Scott Schrader already putting his prediction in for SC, it appears that the Trojans have a good chance.
While he was recently thought to be headed to either USC or Alabama, Texas is the second front-runner according to On3's Recruiting Prediction Machine.
Jordan Addison could force USC football to be the Pac-12 Title favorites.
USC football is already arguably the favorites to take the conference trophy, but a transfer from Jordan Addison will force even more minds to select them as their preseason Pac-12 favorite.
While SC doesn't need receivers, adding the best one in the country would catapult an already-exciting offense led by HC Lincoln Riley and QB Caleb Williams to new heights.
All the pieces are in place. SC picked up an elite RB through the portal in Oregon RB1 Travis Dye, and return four starters from the No. 1 rated offensive line in college football last year (PFF).
The only hole they have on the offense is tight end, but if Addison, the 2021 Biletnikoff winner is brought on board, there likely will be a SIGNIFICANT amount of offensive sets where a tight end isn't even on the field. It won't be necessary.
Addison racked up 100 catches last year for the ACC-winning Pitt Panthers, and caught them for 1,593 receiving yards. He caught 17 touchdown passes. There's a reason SC fans are so intrigued by the prospects of him heading to the Coli. If he does, this team will turn into a team who will win a lot of shootouts, to a team who will have such a high-powered offense that won't allow for opposing teams to keep up.