Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas defensive tackle Anthony Moten has been out at the Opening for just one day, but he’s already learned a lot according to him.
“It’s been great out here competing,” Moten said. “It’s awesome to be here and work with these coaches. The coaches are getting me ready for my high school season back home.”
The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Moten has been committed to Florida since April but has yet to take a visit despite having one planned last month.
“I was suppose go up for one of their camps but I wasn’t able to make it,” Moten said. “I didn’t attend because I’m having some issues with my hamstring and I was getting ready for the Opening. I’m going to go to Friday Night Lights in July. I may do a few things to show my talent during the camp.”
When Moten does take that visit to Florida, he wants to see the campus and the facilities along with the campus life.
Just last week, Florida picked up another defensive tackle in Khairi Clark. Moten says the two actually bond well.
“Him committing doesn’t affect me at all,” Moten said. “Me and Khairi talked about everything, that’s my dog from down in Florida. We are going to go up there and dominate like Shariff Floyd and Dominique Easley did together.”
Moten says that when Clark committed to the Gators, the Florida coaching staff told them they are done with defensive tackles except maybe a JUCO prospect.
Much like the other Florida commits, Moten is out recruiting hard for Florida during his time out at the Opening in Oregon.
“I’ve been talking to Quincy Wilson and Chris Lammons,” Moten said. “I’m trying to get them boys to Florida and make this the best class. In high school I have won state championships and I hope to do the same in college. What better way to do it than with your friends.”