University of Pittsburgh wide receiver Jordan Addison seems likely to leave Pitt after rumors of him transferring came to the public eye late Saturday night. Addison had a breakout year in 2021, winning the Biletnikoff award for the best wide receiver in college football. Sources close to Addison hint at the University of Southern California as a likely target for the wide out, where he would join fellow star transfer Caleb Williams. While this move may seem like a simple change of scenery, many figures close to the college football world, including Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi, believe that there is tampering involved behind the scenes.
CBS Sports analyst Danny Kanell reported that a massive NIL (name, image, and likeness) deal is waiting for Addison if he transfers to USC, that likely includes a couple million dollars at least. While USC can not directly pay Addison to play for their school, it is possible that a company would endorse Addison if he were to attend USC, as it is one of if not the biggest college football markets in America. With NIL deals just recently being allowed in the NCAA, this deal would be groundbreaking for all of collegiate sports if it were to occur. 09