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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Moten still interested in other schools

By Derek Tyson

BEAVERTON, Ore. --- Rumors circulated early this week that defensive tackle Anthony Moten (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) had decommitted from Florida.

The 6-foot-4, 292-pound ESPN 300 member denied those claims Tuesday but admitted there is still interest in other schools.

"It's very solid," he said. "I talked to Khairi [Clark]. I said I feel like we are going to go up there and do our thing. Me and Khairi are going to go up there and be beasts. That's how I feel."

Recently, Moten took a visit to Miami and said he came away impressed with the Canes coaching staff.

"It went pretty good," Moten said. "I talked to all the coaches and stuff, and I told them if anything ever happened that Miami would be there."

In addition to Miami, Moten is also considering Florida State and Michigan State.

"I'm still looking at FSU for sure, and I see a lot of people are committed to MSU, so I'll start looking at them a lot," Moten said. "My sister goes to FAMU, so I have family up there, and I looked at their depth chart and they are kind of low on the D-line. I feel like I could go up there and play."

Moten's teammate, running back Madre London, has high interest in the Spartans and has put the idea of playing in East Lansing together in Moten's head.

"My boy Madre London really likes Michigan State," he said. "If I go up there with him, he feels like we would change things around, and I like that."

Moten will make a return trip to Florida later this month.

"I'm about 85 percent with my commitment," he said, "and I'll be at Florida July 26 for Friday Night Lights."