Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt coaching staff were on a roll Saturday morning, as they announced the commitments of six recruits in a span of less than three hours. And on Saturday afternoon, Jordan Addison became the first of those recruits to step forward and publicly announce their commitment to Pitt. Addison is the 10th recruit of a 2020 class that has been growing rapidly.
The 6’0, 160-pound athlete holds a four-star rating from 247Sports in addition to three-star ratings from ESPN and Rivals, and during his recruitment, he drew a total of 19 reported offers. Addison chose Pitt from an impressive offer sheet that also included Maryland, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Syracuse, Temple, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
During his time at Tuscarora High School, Addison has played at wide receiver, cornerback, and quarterback and earned a reputation for his speed, ball skills and playmaking ability. He also made a splash at The Opening D.C. last month, posting a 4.51 40-yard-dash time on May 5 and distinguishing himself as one of the standouts at the event.
Barton Simmons of 247Sports broke down exactly what Addison brings to the table for Pitt while discussing his recent ascent to four-star status on June 14.
“Addison brings exactly what you would want out of an elite cornerback from a projection standpoint,” Simmons said. “He was a top performer at The Opening D.C. as a wide receiver earlier this spring. He has shown playmaking ability and instincts as an offensive player on tape, flashed some physicality in spot duty on defense, and we’ve gotten enough firsthand intel on his aptitude for defensive back movements to be comfortable with a significant rise for a prospect with a relatively modest recruiting profile. ... There’s a huge ceiling in play.”