Easily one of our favorite players to watch this past season has been Mission Viejo (Calif.) two way lineman Chase Moline. On arguably the nation's top high school team, ask any Diablo player or coach who the best player on the team is, and to a man, each one will say it's Moline.
Moline, 6-1, 240 pounds plays alongside Ohio State bound Kevin Bemoll on the offensive line and in between Ohio State bound Ryan Williams and Oregon bound Nick Reed. Yet when you ask line coach Marty Spaulding or even quarterback Mark Sanchez who the best lineman is, they both say it's not even close.
"Chase is the best lineman I've ever coached," Spaulding said. "He's just an incredible football player and in fact he's so good, the other players on the team gave him the nickname god."
"I think he's the best player on our team period," Sanchez said. "He's so good and so smart. How many players are the best lineman on both sides of the ball they play on and when you look at the guys we have on our line, that's saying something."
Moline was recently voted the MVP of his league over USC bound quarterback Mark Sanchez and his younger brother Chane, one of the top fullback prospects in the nation and just a junior. Yet with all his accolades, Moline is still waiting for his first scholarship offer.
"Yeah, still waiting," Moline said. "I was supposed to visit Colorado State this past weekend and I heard they might offer but I haven't talked to them in awhile so that trip is off now. I'm going to San Diego State (Jan 7) and Boise State (Jan 14). Hopefully one of those schools will offer me and I've been told there's a good chance they will."
Moline was recently named to the CaliFlorida Bowl team replacing his teammate Kevin Bemoll.