Chane Moline, the 6-2, 240-pound running back from Mission Viejo (Calif.) High, just firmed up his commitment to UCLA Saturday at the game, and it's a huge get for the Bruins.
Perhaps bigger than many are making it out to be.
Moline might not be getting the acclaim he deserves, since he came out to a couple of combines and camps in the spring and ran in the 4.7 range. So, his stock immediately dropped in the eyes of many Internet recruiting reporters, especially the national ones.
In football, in rankings and evaluations by scouts/Internet guys, too much emphasis is placed on the camps and combines, and this could be the case with Moline.
A couple of legitimate west coast scouts believe Moline is one of the handful of best all-around prospects on the west coast. They think it's a crime that Moline wasn't invited to the U.S. Army Game.
While many readers here might not be be celebratng as much as they might since Moline is just a "four-star" recruit, Moline should be considered a bigger get than that. He is a potential difference-maker, the type you need to bring in to take (or keep) your program competing at the top of the conference and among the best in the nation.
He's potentially on the same level as Manuel White or former Purdue All-American Mike Alstott.
It's also a huge commitment because UCLA has established pretty strong ties with Mission Viejo, which would have been almost as inconceivable as UCLA establishing a pipeine with Mater Dei (well, maybe not that inconceivable) just a few years ago.
This is a very big get. Chane Moline is a difference maker.
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