Michigan transfer RJ Moten commits to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators coaching staff is out on the road recruiting, but they received good news from the transfer portal on Tuesday when they picked up a commitment from one of their top transfer targets.

Michigan safety transfer RJ Moten committed to Florida on Tuesday after spending the last three days in Gainesville on an official visit.

Moten started 10 games last year and played in all 14 of Michigan’s games as he helped lead the Wolverines to the College Football playoffs by recording 31 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, and one interception.

The Michigan safety in total has started 15 games while playing in 29 games during Moten’s three years in Ann Harbor where he was also a two-team Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Moten is no stranger to the Gators as his father Ron Moten was a standout linebacker for the Gators from 1984-1987 and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987 in the sixth round.

Now that Moten has committed to Florida, he will compete with Kamari Wilson and Miguel Mitchell for a starting spot as the Gators lost both safeties to the NFL this past season.

The Gators now have four remaining scholarships and are expected to host more transfers on official visits in the coming weeks.

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.