Anyone who watched the Mission Viejo (Calif.)- Los Alamitos (Calif.) game last night on Fox Sports West saw an incredible showing by Diablo fullback Chane Moline. The 6-1, 235 pound athlete rushed 15 times for 275 yards and four touchdowns and also caught a touchdown as Mission defeated the Griffins handily 55-21. Although just a junior, it's not a stretch to say Moline is hands down the top fullback in the state right now.
Moline's showing against Los Al is far from a fluke or a one hit wonder as he earned first team all-state Underclass and Student Sports Junior All-American honors a year ago. Not only is Moline big, fast and tough, he has some of the softest hands you'll see coming out of the backfield. We've seen Moline at several passing tournaments including the Nike 7 on 7 Championship in the summer and his ability to get open and catch everything thrown near him is incredible.
At the SoCal Nike Camp in San Diego last April, Moline clocked a 4.78 in the 40, 4.25 in the shuttle and did 15 reps on the bench. As he continues to mature physically and get stronger and faster, by next fall, Moline should be one of the most heavily recruited fullbacks in the country.
We didn't have a chance to talk college favorites with Moline last night and at this early point in the process for him, it's probably meaningless anyway. However, for those interested, at the time of the Nike Camp, Moline listed his top five as UCLA, Virginia Tech, USC, Texas A&M and Florida State.