Three-star tight end Ryan Moya (6-2, 225, 4.59) from El Dorado (Calif.) Oak Ridge visited Oregon this past weekend and like all of his visits it was a positive experience.
“I like what Oregon would do with me in their offense,” Moya said. “I didn’t commit to them because I want to take my last visit to Cal this coming weekend.”
“Most likely after my Cal visit I will be done with my visits,” Moya said. “Right now I would say all the schools I visited are equal.”
Moya has missed six games his senior season because of a separated shoulder. The shoulder is feeling much better and if his doctor gives him the okay tomorrow (Tuesday November 16th) he will be back on field Friday Night for the opening round of the playoffs when Moya and Elk Grove take on Sacramento (Calif.) Grant.
Before being injured, Moya caught 24 passes for 246 yards and five touchdowns in three games. He averages 10.25 yards per catch.
In an earlier interview with Oak Ridge head coach Chris Jones he has this to say about his talented tight end prospect.
“I don’t think Ryan gets enough credit for his blocking,” Jones said. “I think he’s a great blocker.”
“Many people think that when you run and catch as well as Ryan you are just an oversized weak blocking wide receiver,” Jones said. “Ryan with his blocking skills is the complete tight end.”
“Ryan has a great combination of size, speed and strength,” Jones said. “I think those three things are great assets for him as a tight end.”
“I think the greatest thing about Ryan is he plays tight end like a wide receiver,” Jones said. “He runs routes like one and he catches the ball like one.”
Besides his overall athleticism, Moya’s competitive nature is one of the things that the colleges like about him most.
Rivals.com ranks Moya as the nation’s No. 10 tight end prospect for the class of 2005 and he was a member of the Rivals.com Preseason California Top 100 team landing as the Golden State’s No. 31 prospect at any position.