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2020 4-star safety RJ Moten commits to Michigan

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Michigan adds yet another blue chip for the back end of the defense.

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Back in late June when New Jersey 2020 4-star safety RJ Moten announced he would be committing on July 27, every sign pointed toward Michigan being the choice. When Moten said he’d be at the BBQ at the Big House on the same day he was planning to announce, the recruitment was all but locked up.

His commitment finally came to fruition today when Moten made it official while on campus.

Moten is the second 4-star safety from New Jersey in Michigan’s class, following Jordan Morant. In the composite, Moten is ranked No. 287 overall and the No. 26 safety. However, he just passed Morant in the 247Sports rankings to jump into the top 100.

The 6-foot, 200-pounder is also an outstanding baseball prospect and will be playing both sports in college. He’s credited Michigan’s Cinderella run to the College World Series this year as playing a big role in his decision.

On the gridiron, Moten has excelled at both running back and safety. He racked up more than 1,300 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground while also gaining almost 300 yards and four touchdowns in the passing game. On defense, he contributed 43 tackles with a forced fumble and five interceptions.

Michigan may still not be done at safety, with 4-stars Makari Paige and Malcolm Greene still top targets at the position. Overall, Michigan’s class ranks seventh in the country and second in the Big Ten.