Heading in to the Nike Camp at Stanford, we expected tight end Ryan Moya to have a strong showing as he's very impressive on film. What we didn't expect was for Moya to test off the charts the way he did and you can bet his recruitment will take a massive hike following his performance.
Moya, 6-2, 225 pounds clocked back to back 4.59-40s on a very slow, wet field. He also clocked a 4.38 in the shuttle, jumped 30 inches in the vertical and did 39 reps on the bench. His 99.0 *SPARQ Rating was good for third best in the camp and fourth best for the entire Nike Camp tour.
Moya also looked good in the position drills showing the ability to get down the field, runs well after the catch and has the nice, soft hands you're looking for in a tight end. He should definitely be rated among the top five tight ends in the West region at worst and possibly in the top two or three.
"Fresno State has offered me, that's my only offer right now," Moya said. "My top three are USC, Cal and Oregon and USC will be by the school this week."
As we said earlier, Moya is not just a workout warrior, he can play on the field as well. As a junior, he caught 39 balls for 663 yards and eight touchdowns. He added five sacks on defense but we love his potential as a pass catching tight end. Academically, he's carrying a 3.3 GPA and is waiting on his SAT results which he just recently took.
*Taking the standard measurements of the football combine, the SPARQ Rating weighs and combines the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, vertical jump and bench press into a single number that measures an athlete’s overall athleticism. Thus, football players can track the progress of their training, through occasional tests, and compare SPARQ Ratings with teammates, training partners and competitors. To learn more about the SPARQ Rating, go to www.sparqtraining.com.