MLB trade deadline digest:

Prep Rally

Randy Moss’ son, Thad Moss, may be Rhode Island’s most versatile football star

Prep Rally

In November 2012, Thad Moss earned headlines here at Prep Rally and elsewhere when he transferred to a school in his famous father's hometown to try and jump start his prep basketball career. Now Randy Moss' son is earning second glances in the sport in which his father became famous after heading north.

As noted by MaxPreps, Thad Moss has emerged as the breakout star for Lincoln High (Lincoln, R.I.) in his second scholastic year. This is the sophomore's first year at Lincoln after he split his freshman year between Boone County High (Florence, Kent.) and St. Albans School (Charleston, W. Va.), where he transferred in search of basketball glory.

View gallery

.
Thad Moss and his sister Sydney are both following in their father's athletic footsteps — Facebook

Thad Moss and his sister Sydney are both following in their father's athletic footsteps — Facebook

After those basketball goals fell short, Moss moved to the northeast and Lincoln High. For Lincoln, Moss has emerged as an uber-versatile threat, starting the year as a defensive end and tight end and adding part time roles as a quarterback and wide receiver, among others, as the season has advanced.

So far, there are very few things the younger Moss hasn't done on the football field at Lincoln. He is still growing into his body -- Moss currently stands 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds -- and has the same strength that his father combined with blazing speed to become one of the NFL's most feared receivers of all time.

You can see the younger Moss in action on both the defensive line and as a tight end in the highlight reel above.

It will be some time before we learn if the younger Moss can capture some of his father's speed or enough attention to land a major scholarship, just as his sister did at Boone County.

View gallery

.
Thad Moss is a breakout sophomore star at Lincoln High in Rhode Island — Twitter

Thad Moss is a breakout sophomore star at Lincoln High in Rhode Island — Twitter

He still has two years to add to his bona fides and attract top flight recruiters to New England, assuming he doesn't take his talents to a fourth school in as many sporting seasons.

Want more on the best stories in high school sports? Connect with Prep Rally on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Football
View Comments (350)