- Jordan Addison committed to USC on Thursday.
- After his decision, college football fans proceeded to go off online.
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Before Jordan Addison officially entered the portal on May 1st, there were reports that the Pittsburgh wide receiver was set to transfer to USC. In doing so, he was said to be receiving a lucrative deal for his Name, Image and Likeness.
As a result of the reports, it set off a wild chain reaction. Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi even called Lincoln Riley to express his displeasure with what he believed to be tampering with his star wide receiver.
Shortly thereafter, Addison’s name officially hit the portal. At that point, his list of suitors grew to at least five.
Considering that Addison turned down a high six-figure NIL deal to transfer to an SEC East program, an expensive bidding war was set to unfold. Ultimately, the decision came down to Texas, USC and Alabama. Many Oklahoma fans, after seeing what happened with Caleb Williams, believed that Lincoln Riley was behind the smoke.
Despite the fact that Addison was working out with Bryce Young, Nick Saban’s refusal to participate in what he believes is “pay-for-play” may have kept the Crimson Tide out of contention. That left the Trojans and Longhorns.
Addison visited Austin earlier this month. While he was there, Texas rolled out the red carpet. He also received a new Instagram follower that may have hinted at his NIL potential if he chose the Longhorns.
However, in the end, Jordan Addison committed to USC on Thursday.
Because of how things played out, many college football fans believe that Addison’s interest in schools that weren’t USC was a rouse. They feel as though, just like Caleb Williams, the visits were intended to make it look less like tampering.
Among the salty fans, there are quite a few Pittsburgh Panthers that are upset. Except for Aidyn Strother-Tressler, who handled it with class.
Thank you for helping lead Pitt to a magical season and an ACC Championship. Best of luck in SoCal JA.
— Aidyn Strother-Tressler (@AidynStrother) May 19, 2022
Here are some of the reactions to Addison’s commitment to the Trojans that are not as gracious:
This is big big big big cap. This was done two weeks before he even entered https://t.co/ZialCfwQpx
— Grimlock (@GrimlockOU) May 19, 2022
Good 💰 luck 💴 Jordan 💵 I’m 💰 sure 💴 it 💵 was💰a 💵 difficult 💴 decision 💰 and 💴 one 💵 based 💰 solely 💴 on 💵 what 💰 school 💴 offered 💵 you 💰 the 💴 best 💵 opportunities 💰. Best 💴 of 💵 luck 💰 at 💴 U$C 💵
Fight 💰 On 💴!
— Thoff (@Thoff87) May 19, 2022
— Anthony Nedzinski (@nedzinski) May 19, 2022
i doubt this was a hard decision
— alex 💙💛 (@highlghtheaven) May 19, 2022
Texas fans right now 💀💀 pic.twitter.com/VUOHyfyUqZ
— Hakeem Burner (@hakeemburner) May 19, 2022
We don’t hate you Jordan, we hate that USC had to manipulate the new transfer and NIL rules to get you. Good luck and H2P!
— Jack Maurer (@jackmaurer22) May 19, 2022
— Moose (@B00MERmfnS00NER) May 19, 2022
— GT GOLD/WHITE (@collegespu) May 19, 2022
Completely respect chasing the bag but man not a good look talking about H2P 😂😂😂 just have to go full villain and embrace being the bad guy for once
— CleBagman (@BagmanCle) May 19, 2022
Congrats. But you can drop the H2P outta there. You will never be considered a Pitt man.
— Burner Account (@burnera99372931) May 19, 2022
Will always root for you but don’t get how money takes over loyalty, PITT gave you a chance when USC didn’t even have you in their radar before you got to show the world your true talent. PITT had the faith and to do them like that just stings.
— Baku 🐧 (@Foster8895) May 19, 2022
Not surprised. Lincoln Riley isn’t half what narduzzi is, but I’m glad you got your bag. Thanks for helping out pitt bc we boutta sue usc for millions for tampering🔥LFG
— state penn pack smoker (@sanduskysurviva) May 19, 2022
— Chris Barnes (@cbarnes05121984) May 19, 2022
“Very difficult” Lmaoooooo bro stop the 🧢
— Dan (@DoubleG183) May 19, 2022
Don’t let the door hit ya’
— Rob Kline (@RobKline66) May 19, 2022
This was your plan the whole time
You just went on visits and did all those antics to give the allusion that USC didn’t buy you out at Pitt
— #5 Clutch Sports: Clemson (@ClutchSports_CU) May 19, 2022
“I was paid $3.5 million to play football for USC”
Should be this entire post.
— JD Sharp (@imjdsharp) May 19, 2022
With the reigning Biletnikoff winner headed to Los Angeles, the Trojans are going to be very, very good. It’s a total boom or bust first year at USC for Lincoln Riley.