Good looking physically, Mooney also showed quick feet for his size, nice quickness and good pass-catching ability.
Mooney ran a 5.0 forty and jumped 25 inches, and said he wasn't very happy with his testing but felt the one-on-ones and the drills was where he stood out. "I thought I caught the bell wall, and felt better in the one-on-ones," Mooney said. "It was better than the drills were."
Mooney indicated recruiting interest was slow for him initially, but he is beginning to see things pick up of late. "I'm hearing the most from UCLA, Stanford and some other schools like Colorado," said Mooney. "I haven't gotten any offers yet, but I think I'm close to getting some. UCLA and Stanford are my favorites, though."
Mooney also plays defensive end for Trabuco Hills, but is seeing the interest strictly as a at tight end.
Trabuco Hills ran the ball primarily in 2004, with a strong running back and a developing quarterback, so Mooney's numbers weren't high. He had 14 catches for 280 yards. "We'll throw the ball a lot more this year and I think I'll be a bigger part of the offense."
Mooney will be attending the Stanford and UCLA team camps this summer.
Academically he has a 3.5 GPA and is taking the SAT in June.