Most Irish fans are aware by now that Wellington, Fla. offensive lineman K.C. McDermott picked Miami over the Irish on April 2nd. However, going a bit under the radar was the commitment of another Notre Dame target to a different Florida school.
Defensive tackle Anthony Moten of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. committed to the Florida Gators on the same day as McDermott. The 6-foot-4, 279-pound Moten (pictured) is a four-star prospect in just about everyone’s eyes and is the eighth player to commit to the Gators for 2014. Along with Florida and Notre Dame, Moten had offers from Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State, USC, and Clemson.
Florida’s Cocktail Party foe, the Georgia Bulldogs, also added a four-star defensive tackle to their commitment list. 6-foot-3, 300-pound Dontavius Russell of Carrollton, Ga. has decided to head to Athens for his college years. Russell has visited the Georgia campus multiple times and told the Athens Banner-Herald that his comfort level with the program, and specifically head coach Mark Richt, were the main reasons for his decision. He picked Georgia over Florida, Auburn, Alabama, and Clemson.