Oct 14, 2023; Corvallis, Oregon, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Dante Moore (3) throws the ball during the second half against the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Ex-UCLA QB Dante Moore commits to Oregon

Former UCLA quarterback Dante Moore is set to become the second transfer quarterback moving to Oregon ahead of next season.

Moore announced his commitment to Oregon on Monday in an Instagram post. The Ducks previously snagged ex-Oklahoma quarterback Dillon Gabriel.

Moore was ranked one of the top five quarterback prospects in the high school Class of 2023, and he initially committed to Oregon out of Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High in Detroit.

He wound up going to UCLA instead and played nine games as a freshman this year for the Bruins, starting five times.

Moore completed 53.5 percent of his passes (114 of 213) this past season for 1,610 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was intercepted nine times. His best outing was a 290-yard, three-touchdown effort in a Sept. 9 win over San Diego State. Moore also threw for 290 yards in a victory over Washington State on Oct. 7.

Gabriel, who has one year of eligibility remaining, is widely viewed as the favorite to replace Heisman Trophy finalist Bo Nix for the Ducks. Moore could be in line to take over the job in 2025.

No. 8 Oregon (11-2) lost the Pac-12 championship game against Washington on Dec. 1 and is headed to the Fiesta Bowl against No. 23 Liberty on Jan. 1, 2024.

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UCLA Bruins quarterback Dante Moore (3) prepares to throw a pass during the second half of the game against the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023 at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore.

Reports: UCLA QB Dante Moore decides to enter portal

UCLA freshman quarterback Dante Moore is planning to enter the transfer portal, per multiple media reports Thursday.

A top prospect in the 2023 class, Moore committed to Oregon out of high school before switching to UCLA.

Moore, a Detroit native, threw for 1,610 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions in nine games with the Bruins.

The Bruins used three quarterbacks this season, including redshirt junior Ethan Garbers (984 passing yards, nine TDs, three INTs in 10 games) and transfer Collin Schlee (139 yards, one TD, two INTs in six games).

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Detroit King quarterback Dante Moore (5) runs against Mason during the second half of Division 3 state semifinal at John Glenn High School in Westland on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.

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.

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Detroit King's Dante Moore throws a pass against DeWitt during the third quarter on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Ford Field in Detroit.

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5-star QB Dante Moore commits to Oregon

Five-star quarterback Dante Moore announced his commitment to Oregon on Friday.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound pocket passer from Detroit’s Martin Luther King High is ranked No. 8 overall in the ESPN 300 for the Class of 2023.

Moore becomes the highest-ranked commitment to date for new Ducks head coach Dan Lanning, the former Georgia defensive coordinator who was hired to replace Mario Cristobal in December.

“Coach Lanning is going to be a great head coach, because he knows what it takes to get to a national championship, of course being at Georgia,” Moore told ESPN. “Coach (Kenny) Dillingham as the offensive coordinator, I know I can trust in the coming years. The playmakers and the team they’re building around them will be great for me in the future.”

Moore selected Oregon over Notre Dame, Texas A&M, LSU and Miami.

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