Jan 29, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss during media day in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Randy Moss Recalls Notre Dame Recruitment

Jan 28, 2014; New York, NY, USA; NFL former receiver Randy Moss at Fox Sports press conference at Empire East Ballroom at the Sheraton New York, Times Square in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Randy Moss was the best Notre Dame receiver that never was. After being recruited by Notre Dame, Tennessee and Florida, Moss signed a letter of intent to Notre Dame. However, the Irish revoked his scholarship after Moss was involved in a racially charged fight at his high school in Belle, West Virginia. He was sentenced to 30-day in jail, which was suspended with probation.

Moss went on to play at Marshall where he was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.

Moss was recently interviewed by Fox Sports about his college recruitment. Moss said many enlightening things in his interview:

“I had a dream that Lou Holtz called me. I woke up with a smile on my face from ear-to-ear. [But] I’m sitting there like, ‘Oh man, that was just a dream!’”

“He [Lou Holtz] came up to my house in Rand, West Virginia. That was a big deal. I remember my mom was like, ‘Don’t you go telling your friends’.”

“If I could do it over again, Notre Dame would’ve probably still been there. It’s an experience I’ll never forget. That was my team.”

These comments recalled a time when Notre Dame was one of the premier college football teams in the country. Hopefully, Brian Kelly is on his way to making Notre Dame back into that premier school. Aaron Torres wrote in the article:

It might be hard for a younger generation of fans to imagine now, but Notre Dame was the “cool” school at the time and home to the coolest players, with guys like Rocket Ismail, Jerome Bettis and Tim Brown wearing those gold helmets.

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