Oregon’s top 2023 target locks in commitment date
Dante Moore will announce where he intends to play his college ball soon.
The 5-star quarterback set his commitment date on Wednesday, revealing that he’ll announce his decision live on SportsCenter on Friday, July 8, at 9 a.m. PT. Moore is the highest-ranked remaining quarterback on the board for the 2023 class; he’ll choose from a group that includes the Ducks, Texas A&M, Michigan, and Notre Dame.
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— Dante MOORE (@dantemoore05) July 7, 2022
The 6-foot-2 quarterback from Detroit has long been a target of the Ducks. He’s a legit 5-star prospect in the 247 Composite, the 12th-ranked overall recruit in the 2023 cycle and the fourth-ranked quarterback in the class.
Oregon is all in on him as its quarterback prospect for the cycle. Avery Johnson, another Oregon target, recently committed to Kansas State. Several other quarterbacks the Ducks have expressed interest in over the spring and summer months have decided to commit elsewhere.
If there was a prospect to be all-in on in the 2023 cycle, though, Moore is a pretty good one. He showed out at the Elite 11 Finals recently, earning praise as one of the top throwers at an event littered with elite quarterbacks.
He was named the MaxPreps Michigan High School Football Player of the Year as a junior after throwing for 3,044 yards and 40 touchdowns while leading King to a Division III state title.
Oregon is presumed to be the leader in the clubhouse as his announcement looms. The Ducks hosted him for an official visit back in April and then brought him to campus for an unofficial visit during their massive end-of-June weekend.
Here’s what 247Sports’ Allen Trieu had to say in Moore’s official scouting report:
Has played well against top competition and in clutch situations in big games. Mature, polished, does not appear to rattle easily. Stands in against the rush and will deliver throws while taking hits. Does a nice job of reading coverages and does well throwing into windows against zone coverages. Throws with good touch down the field. Can fire it in there when he needs to. Has good arm strength but maybe not a big big cannon. Solid athlete who has added more mobility to his game as the years have gone on, but is not likely to be a big threat as a designed runner, but can do a little bit of that if needed. Physical traits are solid to good, but it is his intangible traits that are elite. Works extremely hard and that total package projects him to be a multi-year college starter and someone who can be an early draft choice.