Tight end Ryan Moya (6-4, 235, 4.7) from El Dorado (Calif.) Oak Ridge is a player to keep your eye on. Not only is Moya the complete tight end as a football player, but he’s getting looks for his talents as a basketball player too.
Moya plays the two guard for Oak Ridge. He averaged 17 points per game as a sophomore and played banged up while battling through nagging injuries as a junior still Moya averaged 15 points.
Because of his basketball abilities, Moya is getting looks from Colorado State, Stanford, Miami, Portland and UC-Irvine.
Basketball will have to take a backseat to football as Moya will be concentrating his efforts for football.
“I’ve been hitting the weights and working on speed training, but my main focus is working on my blocking,” Moya said. “I take pride in my blocking and I want to get even better.”
“I don’t think Ryan gets enough credit for his blocking,” Oak Ridge head coach Chris 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.”
Moya is a clutch receiver who makes the big third down catch that moves the chains.
For the season of 2003, Moya had 39 receptions for 663 yards and eight touchdowns. He was selected all-conference, all-city and all-section for his junior year performance. His team was 12-1 and Section Champs last season.
Moya benches 325, squats 550 and has recorded a 32-inch vertical jump. He has been timed in the shuttle in 4.3 and he did 30 reps of 185 pounds on the bench.
USC and Georgia have already handwritten letters to Moya. The Bulldogs, in their letter, have been talking about a possible visit.
Wisconsin, Illinois, UCLA, Oregon State, Fresno State and San Diego State are all corresponding with Moya.
Moya has decided to go the USC and Fresno State football camps this summer. He will go with his team to Cal’s football camp and he may even go to Georgia’s camp this summer.
What is Moya looking for in a school?
“I’m looking at the school’s atmosphere, the location and the weather,” Moya said. “Of course academics will also be a huge consideration.”