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NCAA College Football 2016: Thaddeus Moss to play at N.C. State and Other News

Will Randy Moss’s son have the same impact in college that his father did while playing at Marshall? Will Thaddeus Moss, who announced he will play his college ball at North Carolina State, have a major impact on the ACC and eventually find a home in the NFL?

According to Chase Goodbread of NFL.com, “The younger Moss, an athletic four-star tight end prospect at Charlotte Mallard Creek High, chose the Wolfpack over UCLA, Texas A&M, Georgia, USC, Nebraska and Arizona State among offers from many others. Oddly, he narrowed his options to six last August, excluding Texas A&M, but subsequently made an official visit to TAMU in November and had the Aggies in his final three along with N.C. State and UCLA.”

He has the size, like his father at 6-foot-4, and 240 pounds. He has said he intends to sign with the Wolfpack on national signing day, Feb. 3, and would be eligible to play as a freshman in the fall.

There is still a ways to go to live up to father Randy’s legacy in the NFL. Moss averaged more than 1,000 yards per season over a 14-year NFL career, most of it with the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots, and caught 156 career touchdown passes.

MAUK DISMISSED FROM MISSOURI

In what can only be deemed as an end to a continuing saga, the University of Missouri has announced that Maty Mauk has been dismissed from the football team

Tod Palmer of the Kansas City Star reported on Thursday afternoon that Mauk met with Tigers head coach Barry Odom and was informed of the program’s decision.

“I met with Maty Mauk this morning and informed him of my decision to permanently dismiss him from the football program,” Odom said in a release from the athletic department that announced Mauk’s dismissal. “When I met with Maty back in December, I wanted to give him an opportunity for a fresh start, but I also made it very clear what our expectations would be moving forward. After gathering information and speaking with a number of individuals this week, it is clear Maty has failed to live up to those expectations by violating team rules in recent weeks.”

Mauk’s career at Missouri was in question when he was suspended earlier this week by the university – the third time in four months after a social media video was discovered where it shows Mauk is seen snorting white powder off a coffee table.

FIGHTING IRISH PULLS OUT ALL STOPS TO GRAB RECRUIT

Here is something you don’t see or hear about every day. A college football program bringing its equipment truck to a recruit’s home with the intension of swaying his decision to attend their program.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish brought their full-sized, 18-wheeler, equipment truck to wide receiver Demetris Robertson’s neighborhood.

Robertson is listed at the 62nd ranked recruit in the nation by ESPN.com.

Robertson was completely surprised that the staff brought the huge truck right to his house.

“I’m still smiling,” he said. “I couldn’t believe it, I’m still shocked. I didn’t get a chance to see what was in it, because I had to hurry off to school.”

Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish are looking to add more help in the passing game for next season.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PROGRAMS GUNNING FOR ALLEN

Where will Chase Allen call home? Teams like Nebraska, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa State and Minnesota want to know. All these schools, and then some, are all waiting to hear where the 6’7” tight end will attend college. Will the prep star shock everyone and decide on another school not mentioned? Everyone waits in anticipation.

“I will be so relieved whenever signing day comes and I can stop all of this recruiting stuff and just focus on basketball,” Chase Allen said.

While the south has gotten plenty of attention with the SEC and ACC looking to fill its bountiful baskets again with college studs, it appears this recruit will stay closer to home and play in the Big Ten next season.

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