The Texas Longhorns have already had a strong haul via the transfer portal this offseason, adding key playmakers at positions of need across the board, including at quarterback and wide receiver.
And in recent days, they have been connected with yet another potential impact player, in Pittsburgh wideout and Biletnikoff Award winner, Jordan Addison.
Addison, who entered the transfer portal on Tuesday, reportedly left the Panthers due to potential NIL opportunities, is reportedly expected to be pursued by USC, Texas, with more top programs potentially getting involved.
Per 247 Sports reporter Chris Hummer:
Sources have indicated that USC and Texas are expected to be involved in the pursuit of Addison Several other power programs also project to enter the mix. Teams looking for a wide receiver spark in the transfer portal include Alabama, Georgia and Miami, among others.
Addison of course, also has a major connection with the Texas program already, in Longhorns wide receivers coach, Brennan Marion.
Marion, who orchestrated a Pitt Panthers' receiving group that was No. 5 in the nation in yards per game (350.2) last season, has been drilling key lessons into Worthy's head early on in spring ball.
He also helped Addison finish the year as the nation's top receiver, catching 100 passes for 1,593 yards and 17 touchdowns while averaging 15.9 yards per catch.
If the Longhorns are able to add Addison he would join other offensive playmakers that have come to Austin through the portal such as receiver Isaiah Neyor, tight end Jahleel Billingsley, and quarterback Quinn Ewers in an offense that already features two of the nation's top playmakers -- running back Bijan Robinson and receiver Xavier Worthy.
Worthy was recently recruited by a division one program to leave Austin himself on an NIL deal but elected to remain with the Longhorns.
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In Sark's offense, Worthy shined as one of college football's best receivers as a true freshman. He had 62 catches for 981 yards and 12 touchdown receptions, with the 12 scores being good for first among freshmen receivers and fifth overall.
The 62 catches also led all freshmen and earned him Freshman All-American honors.
Texas has also recently lost multiple receivers to the portal themselves with Marcus Washington being the latest entry.
Washington is now the seventh Longhorns player to enter the portal this week, joining defensive lineman Jordan Thomas, linebacker/running back Jaden Hullaby, defensive lineman Myron Warren, and defensive end David Abiara.
He will join wide receivers Kelvontay Dixon and Dajon Harrison as the third wideout to enter the portal as well.
Since October 15 of the 2021 season, Texas has now lost 22 players to the transfer portal, including five wideouts.
Those players include safety Tyler Owens, linebacker Terrence Cooks, wideout Joshua Moore, linebacker Ayodele Adeoye, wideout Al'vonte Woodard, linebacker Marcus Tillman Jr., safety Marques Caldwell, offensive lineman Rafiti Ghirmai, defensive back Chris Adimora, defensive back B.J. Foster, quarterback Casey Thompson, tight end Jared Wiley, defensive back Tremayne Prudhomme, and punter Ryan Bujcevski
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