"It was really crazy, their fan base is crazy," he said. "It was fun being there, seeing all the top recruits in the nation."
The maddening recruiting process is beginning, but he said "my dad gave me some hints and tips" about it.
As for basketball, he'll have an immediate opportunity to improve the Red Dragons, who finished 5-17 last season with one victory in their last 12 games.
Moss is expected to do that from the position of power forward, although he showed some touch and decisiveness from the perimeter on Monday.
"I've always been taller and bigger than everybody else," said Moss, although he admits he can only dunk "off and on."
He also will be playing with a torn labrum suffered in football, but doesn't plan to have that surgically repaired until after the season - which could spoil his AAU plans.
Moss, barely a teenager, is trying to find his way - even if he is growing accustomed to the attention he draws being the son of a potential future Pro Football Hall of Famer.
His sister Sydney, a freshman basketball player at the University of Florida, had sought to make a name for herself despite her famous father and achieved her goal.
He hopes to do the same.
"I'm looking forward to the challenge," he said. "I got used to (all the attention) a couple years ago, it's been like this since I was born. I'm looking forward to these next couple years to make a name for myself."
Kiser said Moss will need room to do so, even though he acknowledges there could be larger crowds at Tex M. Williams Gymnasium because of his team's new addition.
"It would be a tremendous amount of pressure on anyone to have a famous father who is an athlete, especially the area where he grew up," Kiser said. "Everybody is going to assume that Thaddeus will be like his father. Time will tell on that.
"Really, everyone just kind of needs to give him room to be Thaddeus.
"We're happy to have him. I'm real excited about being a part of his future and helping him develop from a basketball standpoint."
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