After watching 2018 tight end Chris Kane over the weekend, he has a chance to develop in to the best prospect in the group and has national recruit written all over him. At 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, Kane has a prototype tight end frame with plenty of room to pack on as much size as he needs to.
He plays on the Tritons basketball team and his athleticism and fluidity is evident on the football field. So many young tight ends are on the stiff side and lack the ability to run a route without looking robotic and choppy. Kane is smooth getting in and out of his breaks, has very soft hands and made a ton of plays at the recent Huntington Beach H.S 7v7 tournament.
With national recruit Jack Sears throwing him the rock this season, Kane should put up big numbers. He's still waiting for his first offers to roll in but once his early season game film gets out, look for that to change by mid-season.
On the recruiting front, Kane was active on the camp circuit and worked out in front of a handful of Pac-12 schools.
"We had a showcase at our school and I started to hear from UCLA after that," Kane said. "Rip Scherer reached out to me and he said I have a lot of upside, they just want to see me put on some weight and get bigger and stronger.
"I did Satellite Camps with Utah, Oregon State and Washington State and camped with UCLA as well. Utah likes me a lot and said they just want to see me in pads but that could be my first offer and that would be great."
Kane said he's still wide open and has no plans to make a quick decision.
"Growing up, I liked the Pac-12 a lot," Kane said. "I liked UCLA a lot and I really like Utah too. I want to go through the process and take my official visits in the fall of my senior year before I make my decision though.
"I'm looking for a school that plays an up-tempo, run and gun style. I think that fits me and of course, I want to win too, that's big for me. Right now, I'm just focusing on our season and trying to help our team win a title this year."