USC football has other blueblood competition for Jordan Addison
By Evan Desai
While USC football was originally expected to be in the lead for elite transfer wide receiver Jordan Addison (Pitt), there appears to be a new blueblood in the mix.
With Addison recently seen working out with Alabama Quarterback Bryce Young (per reports), it suggests that perhaps Bama could be in the lead for the 2021 Biletnikoff winner.
This will be quite the arms race for the elite WR1 if his choices are indeed set to be USC and Alabama. It's the two best college football programs in history, and two great receiver factories. SC is the best wide receiver program in college football history, and Bama has turned into quite a great wide receiver school as well.
In fact, both schools had receivers drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft this year. Only one school, however, could have a receiver from the program be the first wideout taken in the draft. That was USC as Drake London was selected eighth overall by the Atlanta Falcons.
It goes to show that USC football would be the best spot for Jordan Addison over Alabama.
The only thing standing in Jordan Addison's way in the Biletnikoff race last year was USC football's elite WR London. London was the runaway favorite for the award until he got injured and ruled out for the season in the eighth game of the year.
If Addison wants to get to London's level and win another Biletnikoff, he should come to where London himself was produced. Why's that? Because last year, USC had their worst season in history, yet STILL developed the best wide receiver in college football and the No. 1 wideout selected in the draft.
Now, USC has hired Lincoln Riley to run the program, who is widely considered to be the best offensive coach and schemer in college football. The NFL has even begged for him to be a head coach there in the past.
If SC can develop a receiver even better than Addison at their absolute worst, imagine what they could do with Addison while Riley runs the show. And Riley already has a lot to work with considering he landed a top three QB in college football in Caleb Williams through the transfer portal.
Addison seems to like Young, and rightfully so. That being said, Williams is one of the elite signal-callers in the country as well. Pairing him with Riley, who he already has tremendous chemistry and experience with is a much better pairing than Bryce Young and Bill O'Brien.
Young is even better than Williams, but O'Brien isn't even close to Riley's level as an offensive coach. Therefore, fitting the already-proven pairing of Williams and Riley to go along with SC's history in developing wide receivers shows that the Trojan program is best for Addison.
Addison and Williams are from the same area and already have a connection. That's partly why he was so heavily expected to head to LA. That being said, Bama has quite a bit going for them themselves of course. The best college football program in history will undoubtedly give USC a run for their money at the least during the Addison sweepstakes.