Moten Wins 2nd Title

Moten Wins 2nd Title

Peter Ariz
South Florida was well represented in Orlando this year for the state finals and perennial powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas did their job by defeating Tallahassee Lincoln 41-25.

The defensive line is one of the main reasons for the Raiders’ return to dominance and 2014 DE Anthony Moten (6'4", 270) was a big contributor all season long.

“It feels really good. It’s my second one since I won it as a freshman, but it feels different this time because I was actually on the field and was a big part of the team. I was just on the sideline cheering as a freshman.”

What’s the outlook of next year’s team looking like?

“We’re losing a lot of seniors on offense with John O’Korn and Fred Coppet, but we’re just going to need people to step up like Madre London and Corey Holmes.”

Moten holds early offers from a number of big-time programs already.

“I’ve been talking to Alabama a little bit, UM of course, Ohio State, UCF, Wake Forest, Clemson, Rutgers, and South Carolina.”

While the decision will ultimately be his, Moten admits that his family would prefer for him to choose one school in particular.

“My family loves Miami because it’s right here in the backyard. They would love to go to all of my games. They wanted me to see where I wanna go though, and I said ‘of course, I’d love to go there,’ but I also want to keep my options open.”

The talented lineman says he doesn’t want to rush into a decision.

“I’ll wait a while. It will probably be during the season and I’ll play it up for a big game or something.”

There are a couple of things he plans on improving on in the offseason. He will be training with teammate and Ohio State commit, Joey Bosa.

“I want to improve my speed. I ran a 4.92 at the Miami camp. I also want to work on using my hands better. Bosa told me I’ll be #1 in the nation after working with him in the offseason.”
 

Comments (13)

Size, Pete. Always include size.

*I know he's listen at 6' 4" 260, but what's his real size, what does he project to be during his senior season, and what kind of frame does he have to project his college growth.
 
Keep that O$U troll Bosa away from him, need this kid to stay home with the Canes.
 
Pete, can you find out what really happened with Bosa?
 
Size, Pete. Always include size.

*I know he's listen at 6' 4" 260, but what's his real size, what does he project to be during his senior season, and what kind of frame does he have to project his college growth.
6'4", 270 is where he's at now. I can see him getting to about 290 and playing DT, but he can also be a bigger DE. I want to see more explosiveness off the ball, but I was impressed with him when I saw him against Columbus.
 
Pete,

He is supposedly tight with Hamilton too, correct? Is there a rule with college kids working out with high schoolers?
 
Size, Pete. Always include size.

*I know he's listen at 6' 4" 260, but what's his real size, what does he project to be during his senior season, and what kind of frame does he have to project his college growth.
6'4", 270 is where he's at now. I can see him getting to about 290 and playing DT, but he can also be a bigger DE. I want to see more explosiveness off the ball, but I was impressed with him when I saw him against Columbus.
What kind of prospect do you think he is at DT?
 
Pete, can you find out what really happened with Bosa?
nothing "happened"...he just never liked Miami
Didn't he have a family member who played for OSU as well? A father, brother, cousin, something.... I can't remember now. Either way, I'm sure that played a big role.
His mom and uncle both went there. Obviously there was no reason to recruit him when he basically said no thanks to us.

Moten though, kid has sick upside.
 
Pete, can you find out what really happened with Bosa?
nothing "happened"...he just never liked Miami
Pete,

I may be wrong abut this, but I don't believe that UM recruited Joey Bosa. I am 100% certain that Joey's father has a lot of respect for Al and UM.
What you said and what Pete said aren't mutually exclusive.

It's entirely possible that Bosa's dad loves UM and AG, but still wanted his kid to go to *OSU.
 
Fellas,

I'm not arguing with Pete. I'm only telling you what I know.
 

2021 Commits

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