5-star QB Dante Moore flips from Oregon to UCLA


Five-star quarterback Dante Moore changed his commitment from Oregon to UCLA on Monday.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound senior from Detroit’s Martin Luther King High is ranked No. 3 overall in the Class of 2023 by ESPN.

The decision comes one day after Ducks quarterback Bo Nix announced he will return to Oregon for a final season.

Moore told ESPN on Monday that he felt the Bruins program was best for his development.

“I went on a visit to UCLA,” Moore told ESPN. “I talked to God and my people and really within myself. I knew that UCLA was the right move for me.”

He said a major factor in his decision was former Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham leaving the Ducks to become the head coach at Arizona State.

“It’s a spot that I truly love still,” Moore said of Oregon. “No love lost at all. I appreciate them recruiting me and taking my commitment and understanding my position.”

Moore led King to a Michigan state title earlier this month. He passed for 135 touchdowns and nearly 10,000 yards during his four-year prep career.

The only players ahead of him in the ESPN 300 rankings for 2023 are fellow quarterbacks Malachi Nelson (Southern California) and Arch Manning (Texas).

Moore told ESPN he plans to graduate high school early and enroll at UCLA in January. He will compete with recent Kent State transfer Collin Schlee, among others, to replace departing fifth-year senior Dorian Thompson-Robinson.

–Field Level Media

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