Moline Firms Up Commitment to UCLA

Mission Viejo (Calif.) running back Chane Moline changed his "soft verbal" to solid on Saturday night, paving the way for him to join his older brothers at UCLA next fall.

After considering himself a soft commit to UCLA for the past couple of months, Mission Viejo (Calif.) High running back Chane Moline (6-1, 235) finally felt the time was right to make his commitment a firm one and chose the Bruins home game against Oregon State to do it.

"I committed last night," said Moline. "I told Coach (Karl) Dorrell and Coach (Eric) Bieniemy that I'm definitely coming to UCLA."

Moline will join his older brothers Chad Moline, a junior linebacker, and Chase Moline, a freshman defensive tackle.

"I got to play with both of them when I was a freshman but to do it in college and to enjoy the experience will be a lot better," said Chane. "My parents are real excited that we're all going to be together in college."

Chane said that his decision to make it a solid commitment was finalized in the days leading up to the game. He did it in the locker room with his brothers nearby.

"The coaches were pretty happy I decided to commit," said Moline. "My brothers are stoked for me, too."

In fact, the other highlight of the night for Moline was watching Chase get a sack of Oregon State and former-UCLA quarterback Matt Moore in the second half and then the "dance-on-the-back" that Chase did to follow.

"Man, I give him all kinds of crap for that! It was hilarious to see," Moline said with a laugh. "When I saw it I was cracking up."

Moline has yet to set up his official visit with UCLA but said it would likely be when Mission Viejo's season is completed.

"I wanted to make it solid so I can focus on us winning and getting a ring," said Moline. "I won't take my trip, whenever I set it up, until our season is done."

Moline said with his recruitment done, he'll shift his attention to teammate Konrad Reuland, UCLA's top target at tight end.

"I'm going to try and get Konrad to come with me to UCLA," Moline said.

One of the more prolific backs in Southern California, Moline has seen his stats decrease from last year, thanks primarily to Mission Viejo's dominance in games.

On the year, Moline has rushed 98 times for 629 yards and 16 touchdowns despite playing in the second half in only one game. That game, against De La Salle, was Moline's top performance of the year, rushing for 158 yards on 29 carries and a pair of touchdowns.

Mission Viejo, 6-0 and ranked No. 2 in the nation, will face Trabuco Hills this Friday.


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