Moya Has Two Favorites

The talented tight end from El Dorado (Calif.) Oak Ridge, <b>Ryan Moya</b>, looked very good at UCLA's four-day camp. After spending time on UCLA's campus, and with the UCLA coaches, Moya gave us an update on his recruitment...

Ryan Moya, 6-2, 225, El Dorado (Calif.) Oak Ridge, participated in the UCLA four-day camp Sunday through Monday morning and looked particularly good.

While he might be a bit under-sized for a tight end, he makes up for it in talent. At the Nike Camp he ran a 4.59 and his speed showed at UCLA. He ran a 4.38 shuttle, and his quickness is very evident, able to make great cuts in running his routes and explode down the field. At Nike he put up an astounding 39 reps on the bench, showing great strength. He totaled a 99 Sparq score (a composite of his testing), which is among the best nationally for the Nike Camps.

At UCLA, he not only had great quickness but caught the ball very well, showing nice, soft hands.

When asked what schools he favors, Moya said, "UCLA and California. I'm really high on those two. I went to the Cal camp and they offered. And UCLA offered after the Nike Camp."

Moya said he's been hearing from the entire Pac-10, and has been talking lately to Oregon, as well as Colorado. Besides UCLA and Cal, he has offers from Illinois, Northwestern, UNLV, San Diego State, Fresno State and Boise State.

Moya said that USC had previously been his favorite, but that changed. "They said they wanted me as a fullback. I don't really want to do that. I mean, maybe a pass-catching H-back but not a straight fullback. So, USC is not out of it, but right now UCLA and Cal have said they want me entirely as a tight end, and that's where I want to play."

When asked if he had a favorite among the two UC schools, he said, "It's tough between those two. UCLA and Cal are pretty similar. If one could really jump out at me, I might commit. I really like both schools, the campuses and the coaching staffs."

Moya spent quite a bit of time with both tight ends coach Jon Embree and head coach Karl Dorrell, both on and off the field Sunday. "It was good to come down here to UCLA and spend time with the staff. They have a very good atmosphere here," he said.

Moya said he'd like to study sports management, leading to possibly a career in coaching. He said he has a 3.3 GPA and scored a 980 on his SAT.

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