Four-Star Florida Defensive End Announces Top 5

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    The brother of former NFL lineman Anthony Moten, defensive lineman Ahmad Moten, has officially announced the Top 5 for his recruitment.

    Moten, a former State Champion from the Sunshine State, is a four-star recruit according to Rivals’ recruiting database in the class of 2020.

    Earlier this week, Moten announced a Top 5 consisting of Oklahoma, Miami, North Carolina, Iowa State, and Tennessee.

    The Vols are currently the only SEC team left on his list after receiving offers from Florida, LSU, and Kentucky.

    Currently, the experts are split in their predictions for Moten’s landing location. According to On3 Sports, who has Moten as a three-star prospect, Iowa State and Oklahoma both have a 32.3 percent prediction to land the defensive lineman. Meanwhile, On3 Sports does have Tennessee as the next team with a 22.9 percent prediction.

    However, according to 247 Sports, which also has him as a three-star, Moten has one crystal ball prediction to Oklahoma.

    According to 247, Moten has only taken one official visit so far but does have two more lined up for the month of January in 2022. On Dec. 10, Moten took his first official visit to Iowa State. Next month, Moten will take a visit to Tennessee on Jan. 14, followed by a visit to Oklahoma one week later on Jan. 21.

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    Moten has played for Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The defensive lineman prospect weighs in at 290-pounds and stands at 6-foot-3, using his strength and power to his advantage on the line.

    The lead recruiter for Moten from Tennessee, Rodney Garner, has been a huge difference-maker in the recent weeks for Tennessee’s class of 2022. On the early signing day last week, Garner was able to secure the signatures from four-star defensive lineman Tyre West and four-star edge rusher James Pearce to help Tennessee achieve the No. 15 class in the nation to date. Tennessee will also bring in four-star Joshua Josephs in the class, a speedy edge rusher similar to the likes of Tennessee’s Byron Young.

    Moten’s brother, Anthony, was a signee with the Miami Hurricanes from the class of 2014 who went on to have a short run with the Miami Dolphins following his collegiate career.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.