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When Jordan Addison chose to transfer from Pittsburgh to USC, there was a lot of speculation that NIL played a big role in his decision. However, a new report suggests that Addison turned down better offers from other programs to play for the Trojans.

Addison’s decision to attend USC was largely about football with more lucrative NIL offers coming in from elsewhere, per a report from ESPN’s Paolo Uggetti. Between that and his relationship with Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams, Addison seems like a natural fit with his new program.

“Obviously the connection to Caleb Williams played a huge part in Addison’s decision to even transfer, but as a source put it: ‘This was more about football than NIL. He could have gotten more money from schools besides USC.’”

Addison recently revealed that he would be transferring to USC after spending two seasons with the Panthers. In a statement posted to social media, Addison thanked everyone at Pitt and noted that he did not take his decision lightly.