Breaking News: Rifle's Ryan Moeller Commits to CU
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.--Rifle running back and safety Ryan Moeller committed to Colorado on Sunday as a preferred walk-on.
"They have everything I was looking for," Moeller said. "The staff, the facilities, town, academics, the support. Pretty much everything."
The Class 3A Player of the Year passed up scholarship offers from Colorado Mesa, CSU-Pueblo and Idaho State.
Moeller, who was hoping for a Division I offer, had not reached a decision on National Signing Day. He was down to CU and CSU, where he had preferred walk-on offers.
"They had a lot in common," the Rifle star said of the in-state rivals. "A lot going for them...But I liked everything that CU had to offer."
2013 will mark the start of a new era for the Buffs under new head coach Mike MacIntyre. Moeller said he likes the new coaching staff and was impressed by MacIntyre's turnaround at San Jose State.
A dual threat, Moeller is committed as an "athlete" and said he has a chance to play either safety or running back for the Buffs. He added that he knows the quickest way to get on the field is on special teams.
Moeller, who led Rifle to the Class 3A state title game, finished second in the state with 3,002 rushing yards. Defensively, he finished with 57 tackles and eight interceptions.