Spring football camp gets started next Thursday. I am sure we will have lot of football news and notes trickling in as we get closet to April 2nd. For now though wanted to pass on couple of notes from the football team that many us might have missed as we were wrapped up in Ben Ball.
First, some news on the inury front. Ryan Moya had couple of surgeries and will be out this spring. He will be ready for the fall camp though. From the LA Times:
UCLA tight end Ryan Moya will miss spring practice after having two surgeries. Moya, who will be a senior, had his medial meniscus repaired in his right knee and also had scar tissue cleaned out in his right Achilles' tendon.
Moya, who had 38 receptions for 364 yards last season, is expected to be ready for fall camp in August.
Hope Ryan is fully healthy and ready to go by this fall. We now have decent depth at the TE position with return of Paulsen and also the addition of Pressley. However, given the way Moya emerged as a key target for Craft last year, we are going to need him in the Fall.
Second, UCLA coaches will have another QB to work with this Fall:
I'm hearing is Gardena Junipero Serra High quarterback Ted Landers is planning to walk-on at UCLA. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Landers completed 162 of 245 passes for 2,646 yards, 37 touchdowns and six interceptions as a senior.
I don't really know much about this kid but from what I have heard he happened to be team-mates of one of the best high school prospects in the state: Robert Woods. I am sure if this kid were to walk on he would understand the challenges given the kind of talent Chow is brining in. He will have Brehaut ahead of him and then there is all the talk re. Kevin Prince. Still it never hurts to have walk on QBs who are eager to learn under coaches such as Norm Chow.
BTW for those who want to look up spring practice schedules (they are all public) here is the link from our official site. Go out there. Take good notes and let us know what you are watching, hearing and of course post pictures.