NC State landed a huge commitment on Saturday from Charlotte (NC) Mallard Creek tight end Thaddeus Moss.
The son of former all-pro wide receiver Randy Moss, Thad chose NC State over offers from Southern California, UCLA, Texas A&M, Alabama and Florida among others. He was scheduled to officially visit UCLA next weekend and already officially visited Texas A&M, but he has canceled his upcoming visit.
A dynamice weapon, Moss Ahauled in 54 passes for 831 yards and 13 touchdowns while helping Mallard Creek to its third straight state title. At 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds he can make plays as an in-line tight end or flexed out wide. He is also physical at the point of attack and a willing blocker.
"Moss is a big, athletic playmaker," said Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Michael Clark. "He can line up at tight end, wide receiver or as an H-back. He is extremely physical and very strong. Moss also good routes and has great hands. Look for him to make an immediate impact at NC State."
Currently rated a three-star prospect and the No. 18 tight end in the country by Scout.com, Moss is being recruited to play tight end by the Wolfpack, but he could also potentially play defensive end in Raleigh.
"One of the things that jump out with Moss is that he came into the top high school program in the state and immediately became one of Mallard Creek's top offensive stars," said Pack Pride Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams. "Perhaps Moss's biggest strength is his hand-eye coordination and the ability to high point the ball. He shows great concentration and it seems that the tougher the catch, the better he performs. Moss has very good fundamentals and catches the ball consistently with his hands and shows some toughness after the catch.
"Perhaps one aspect that is overlooked is his ability as a blocker. Moss locks on to his defender and doesn't mind mixing it up in the run game. He will give newly hired offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz a lot of options whether lined up tight or flexed out wide in the passing game."
Here's your chance to catch Moss in action... click below to watch highlights from his senior season at Mallard Creek High School.