The Wolverines had a trio of players enter the transfer portal recently, and it came as a surprise. Linebacker Nikhai Hill-Green followed Biff Poggi to Charlotte and safety Damani Dent has not chosen his next college.
What may have been the most shocking portal entry came from former starter RJ Moten. Moten was in a timeshare with Makari Paige alongside cemented starter Rod Moore. But Moten announced his time in Ann Arbor was ending and on Tuesday the former Michigan safety announced his new destination.
According to Zach Abolverdi, Moten is headed to the SEC to play for the Florida Gators.
BREAKING: Michigan safety transfer RJ Moten tells me he has committed to #Gators.
— Zach Abolverdi (@ZachAbolverdi) May 2, 2023
Moten came to Michigan in the 2020 class as a four-star recruit out of New Jersey. He saw significant playing time in 2021 and 2022 where he started most of the season.
During his two years with the Wolverines, he totaled 66 tackles and two interceptions. Moten had 15 starts at safety over the two years.
His father, Ron Moten, played linebacker at Florida before being selected in the sixth round of the 1987 NFL draft.