The University of Maine football program is about to acquire a student-athlete with some serious name recognition.
Montigo “Tigo” Moss, the youngest son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss, has committed to attend UMaine.
Moss on Thursday afternoon made the announcement on his Twitter feed.
Moss is a 6-foot-1, 193-pound wide receiver from Charlotte, North Carolina, who attends Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia.
Last season, Moss made 41 receptions for 1,041 yards with 14 touchdowns in 10 games. He has made a verbal commitment, but is expected to sign a National Letter of Intent during the regular signing period, which begins on Feb. 5.
UMaine head coach Nick Charlton is probited by NCAA rules from commenting about a recruit until the school has received a signed NLI.
Tigo’s older brother, Thaddeus Moss, played tight end for the national champion LSU Tigers last season. He has declared for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Whether Tigo Moss can crack the lineup as a true freshman at UMaine remains to be seen. The Black Bears lost their top two receivers in Jaquan Blair (65 catches, 839 yards) and the dynamic Earnest Edwards (49-1,097).
UMaine returns wideouts Devin Young (41-593, 4 TDs) and Andre Miller (28-229, 4 TDs) and Jacob Hennie (7-75) is another viable target.
According to a story in thecelebscloset.com, Tigo Moss is the third child of Randy Moss and his former partner, Libby Offutt, who had begun dating while in high school. His older sister Sydney Moss is an assistant women’s basketball coach at St. Thomas University in Florida.
He has two younger sisters, Senali Moss and Sylee Moss. Senali plays basketball for South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte.
Randy Moss was a 13-year NFL veteran who played for the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans before retiring after the 2010 season.
He finished his career with 982 receptions for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns. Randy Moss was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.
The West Virginia native was a first-round draft pick (21st overall) by the Vikings in 1998. He appeared in two Super Bowls, 2007 with the Patriots and 2012 with San Francisco.
Moss was affectionately known as “The Freak.”