Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas defensive lineman Anthony Moten reports new offers from a few BCS schools. Florida State, Ohio State, and South Carolina are the latest to verbally offer according to Moten.
On the field it's been a rough year for Moten's Raiders as the powerhouse program is 2-2 following a controversial loss last Friday to Miramar (Fla.). The rugged defensive tackle is looking to put the loss behind him and get back to the playoffs and another state title run.
So far, he has racked up 24 tackles, six tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and a blocked field goal attempt. He has the luxury of playing alongside defensive stalwart Joey Bosa, a Buckeye pledge, as the four-star draws consistent double teams allowing one-on-one match ups for Moten
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On the recruiting front, he has South Carolina in front followed closely by the Hurricanes. The Gamecocks are a team he has followed ever since Jadaveon Clowney was ranked the No. 1 player in the Rivals 100.
Moten said, "They really get after it. Clowney is the best in the game and I try to pattern myself after him."
Academics will play a factor in his recruitment along with distance. His cousin, Mike Wilson, played defensive line for the Gators in the late 90's and his parents want him to stay close to home so they can attend his games. At the end of the day it will be his decision and he will do what is best for him.
Speaking of Florida, Moten called them his dream school. He stated, "If Florida offered I can see myself committing during my senior year. I've always liked them and they've been my childhood favorite."
Right now, it looks like South Carolina is at the top for the 6-foot-4, 265-pound defender. Miami isn't far behind, but the Gamecocks fast start and defensive line production is starting to win over the South Florida prospect.