Moya Done With Visits

Tight end prospect <b>Ryan Moya</b>, from El Dorado (Calif.) Oak Ridge, took his final official visit last weekend and now has all the information he needs to make a decision...

Over the weekend, El Dorado (Calif.) Oak Ridge tight end Ryan Moya (6-3, 230) took his fourth and final official visit, this time to California. But even a trip to Berkeley for "The Big Game" wasn't enough to overshadow the big news for Moya.

After sitting out much of the season with a shoulder injury, Moya was cleared for Oak Ridge's playoff game against El Camino last week.

And the wait was worth it.

"It was great to get back out there. It had been a long time, I was just itching to get back there. I thought I did pretty good," said Moya.

In the playoff win, Moya had four catches for 88 yards. But three of them were for touchdowns.

"Yeah, I scored all three of the touchdowns in the first half," he said. "Then I didn't play in the second half. The coaches did the right thing, we had the game pretty much in control. But I still wanted to get back out there."

Moya's trip to Cal well, and he thinks he has a pretty good handle on his four schools. "I think I'm winding it down. I'll be able to tell after my season. I won't commit anywhere until the season is done."

He had previously visited Oregon, Boise State and UCLA.

About the possibility of taking more visits, Moya said: "I don't think I'll take any other trips. I think I've seen everything I need. I probably will use these next few weeks to make my decision. I really want to focus on the playoffs. We've won the last two years, and I feel pretty good about winning it again."

Moya, who is being recruited by tight end coach Jon Embree for UCLA, was hosted by Spencer Havner when he was in Westwood.

Moya has racked up 11 offers, with all of the schools he visited officially having offered, along with Arizona, San Diego State, Fresno State, Illinois, UNLV, Indiana and Northwestern.

While his senior year has been dominated by a disappointing shoulder injury, he received good news this week when he was cleared by doctors for Oak Ridge's opening round playoff game. "It's been a tough year, but I just want to get back out there and play. We've won the section the past two years, and now I can get out there and help us hopefully win our third. Its been tough sitting it out, so I'm really looking forward to playing."

During the injury-plagued season of five games, Moya has 32 catches for 409 yards and 9 touchdowns. As a junior, Moya had 39 receptions for 663 yards and 8 touchdowns for Oak Ridge, who has won the Section title the past two years.

Oak Ridge takes on Vallejo Bethel this weekend in the semifinals.

Moya has a 3.3 GPA and scored a 980 on his SAT, qualifying him for college.


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