Randy Moss' son heading to NC State

ByTom VanHaaren ESPN logo
Saturday, January 23, 2016

There will soon be another Moss playing college football.

Thaddeus Moss, the son of former NFL star Randy Moss, is a 2016 football recruit who committed to NC State on Saturday.

The younger Moss, a 6-foot-4 tight end, chose the Wolfpack over some big offers and a final list of NC State and Texas A&M.

"It just felt right," he said. "It's close to home, it felt right, and they kept it real with me from day one. NC State was the first team to offer, and loyalty was rewarded."

Randy Moss originally committed to Notre Dame, but after legal troubles there and during a redshirt season at Florida State, Moss ultimately starred as a wide receiver at Marshall, finishing fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting in 1997.

The four-star prospect wanted to make a name for himself outside of what his father had done in high school and college football. He took on most of the recruiting process on his own but leaned on his father toward the end for advice.

"For the most part, he really let me go about the process on my own," Thaddeus Moss said. "I asked for his opinion and for him to sit down with the coaches and talk, but I asked for that these last few weeks. He voiced his opinion, and we had in-depth conversations about what was best for me and what was best for the family."

Moss is the highest-ranked commit for NC State's 2016 class and gives the Wolfpack 21 commitments overall.