It’s not all that unsurprising to hear that a professional athlete’s son or daughter is also talented at sports or possesses athletic physical qualities. That’s just how hereditary genes work. Yes, my father is a brilliant writer and a super genius, thanks for asking.
So finding out that Randy Moss’ daughter Sydney is getting her glisten and gloss on for a high school varsity team — as an eighth grader — seems just about right.
“She handles it well,” Frank Offutt said of the attention on his granddaughter. “She would be happy if nobody knew. I don’t think it’s a pressure thing. She wants to be recognized for her own ability as opposed to, ‘Well, that’s Randy’s daughter,’ but I don’t think it bothers her.”
According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, Moss tallied 49 points over three games last winter to help Ryle win a holiday tournament. Bret McCormick of the All-Star Girls Report expects her to grow to 6-1 and play major-conference basketball.
“She’s kind of got the genes of a Randy Moss; he was a freak athlete,” McCormick said. “She has really come on the scene. She’s really starting to shoot the three now. A lot of the big-time (schools) are starting to take notice of her. The potential is there.”
I think it’s a pretty safe bet that a 5′10″ basketball playing daughter of one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history is a lock for a scholarship to a major university, based on talent alone.
Heck, if I were a coach of a women’s college basketball team, I’d send her a letter based on this video clip alone (nice call by LBS):