Florida the right fit for Moten

Anthony Moten had originally planned to commit to Florida at the spring game on Saturday, but since he won't be able to make it, he decided to pull the trigger Tuesday night. The 2014 defensive tackle of St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL) said Florida was his dream school and once the Gators offered he had a feeling it was the place for him.

Anthony Moten committed to Florida over many other programs including Miami, Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and South Carolina. The four-star tackle gave his verbal pledge to Florida Defensive Line Coach Brad Lawing Tuesday night.

"I told him that I couldn't make it to the spring game to give him some good news. He asked me to give him the good news on the phone, so I told him I was committing to the University of Florida," Moten said.

It was a family decision for the 6-foot-3, 280-pound lineman, who discussed his options with his parents before making it official.

"I just talked to my mom and dad about it, we just sat down and felt like it was the right choice for me," he said.

"It was always my dream school to go to, so after getting the offer from there and sitting down with my parents and talking about where I should go and where my future should be, it just seemed like the right decision." Moten is excited to bring his skills to the Florida program, where he feels he can make an early impact.

"They're definitely getting a guy that can be on the field and be a presence, hopefully I can get up there early, get on the field early, and play my freshman year," he said.

"They're definitely getting a playmaker for real."

He said his commitment to Florida is solid, but he isn't going to turn off his phone when it comes to coaches from other programs.

"I'm going to keep talking to other coaches, but Florida is definitely my top school," he said.

Moten isn't sure when he'll be making a trip to Gainesville since he can't make the spring game, but it will be as soon as possible.


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