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Hi, my name is Coach Gil Moody, and would like to welcome you to a series called: “College Recruiting”. To gain a better insight on this topic, I have reached to several formal: High School Athlete’s that are currently playing collegiate sports or had played and now have graduated from college.  Below is one of these interviews.

Please welcome Ryan Moody

A four-year letter winner at wide receiver at Stone Bridge for Head Coach Mickey Thompson … Helped Stone Bridge to the Virginia AAA Division 5 State Championship in 2007 … Tied the state record for touchdowns in the championship game with three to go along with 158 yards receiving … As a senior, earned first-team all-state, all-region and all-district honors … Broke the Stone Bridge school records for receiving yards in a season with 1199, receiving touchdowns with 19 and receptions with 59 . Ryan played both TE and WR and Nickel Corner on Defense.  He also lettered in basketball at Stone Bridge. SCA Representative and a member of DECA and FBLA, worked as a football camp counselor for Offense Defense.   

Q: What College are you currently attending or have graduated from?
A: The College of William and Mary

Q: What sports were you recruited for, and played in College?  Did you play more than one sport in College?
A: Football, NO

Q: Did you play more than one sport in High School, and if so which sports were they?
A: Yes, Football and Basketball

Q: What preparations did you take to research what colleges you were interested in?
A: College Visits



Q: Have you heard of College Board, and have you used it? Was it helpful in your college selection process?
A: Yes I have heard of it, did not use it much

Q: What kind of advice did your coach and or guidance counselor gave you about researching and selecting a college?
 Not much, the School spoke for itself

Q: What advice did your parents give you to help throughout your college selection process?
A: Football helps short term, where you graduated from helps long term

Q: Were you under the impression that it was your coach’s responsibility to get you recruited? If so, where did you get that impression from?
A: Yes, I was under the impression that it was the coach’s responsibility at first, and then I realized that it’s been up to me and my family, when it was all said and done.

Q: Did you attend any college summer camps? How many did you attend, and do you believe that it help you get recruited?
A: No, but wish I had. It would have helped looking back at it to get exposure in front of these college coaches.

Q: Did your coach suggest that you attend college summer camps, and if so at what grade level did you start to attend?
A: No


Q: There several recruiting services, and combine services, have you tried any of them, and do you think that they were helpful?
A: Yes, I attended a couple combines… Don’t think they helped much.

Q: What did you do to help yourself get recruited, and would you recommend the same to others?
A: Unfortunately I don’t believe I did enough. If I could do it all over again I would have attended the colleges of my choice summer camps.

Q: What was the biggest surprise to you during the college recruiting process?
A: That I did not receive more Full Rides scholarships and that it’s a business and coaches don’t owe you anything.

Thank you, Ryan Moody for sharing your college recruiting experiences with our readers. We would love to have you back to share what it is like to be a college athlete.


Coach Moody