UCLA Looking Good With Elite Junior

One of the elite football recruits in Southern California -- regardless of class -- is junior fullback <b>Chane Moline</b>, the 6-2, 235-pounder from Mission Viejo. It's early in his recruitment, but how do the Bruins stand with him?

Although it is early, there is no hesitation in saying that Chane Moline, 6-2, 235, Mission Viejo (Calif.) High, will be one of the top 25 players in California for the next recruiting cycle. He is probably one of the top 25 players right now regardless of class.

As a sophomore, he received first team all-CIF honors and was named South Coast League Offensive MVP after rushing for 1,200 yards and 16 touchdowns. As a junior, he was named Offensive Player of the Year in CIF Division 2 after rushing for 1,800 yards and 39 touchdowns. Moline Moline led Mission Viejo to the Divison 2 championship over the Valencia Vikings. Moline is big, strong and quick, running a 4.7 40, which is exceptional for someone his size.

Showcasing his talent on Fox Sports West this season in the game of the week a number of times, Moline has become one of the most well-known high school players in the Southland.

The fullback is already receiving handwritten letters from major universities. "Ohio State has been sending me some handwritten stuff," says Moline. "I have also been getting mail from Notre Dame, Colorado, UCLA, and USC."

Two of his current teammates are committed to Ohio State in offensive lineman Kevin Bemoll and defensive lineman Ryan Williams.

Moline is far from naming any favorites, but does mention a couple of schools he likes: "Growing up I have always liked UCLA. I love their jerseys and I love California so I wouldn't mind staying here. I know my parents would also like it if I stayed close. I also have interest in Ohio State. USC is a great team and it is always nice to be on a winning team."

His superstar teammate, Mark Sanchez, is committed to the Trojans.

Virginia Tech is another school he will take a look at. "I have always kind of liked them, too. I have relatives in Virginia."

He speaks of his abilities: "I can break tackles and I have good vision. I also have a lot of patience when running the ball."

Moline attended the UCLA one-day camp and the San Diego State Nike Combine this past summer. He is unsure of what his summer plans will be for next year.

He carries a 2.85 core GPA and has not scheduled to take either of the SAT or ACT at this time.


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