ESPN analyst Adam Rittenberg previewed some of the nation’s most intriguing quarterback battles in a piece published on Friday, including the hotly-contested battled in Westwood.

UCLA is set to have a quarterback competition in fall camp to see who will replace longtime starter Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who is now in the NFL.

The top contenders for the starting job are redshirt junior Ethan Garbers and 5-star true freshman Dante Moore. Rittenberg is projecting Moore to eventually win the battle.

Here’s his analysis:

Prediction: Moore. He’s talented enough to start right away for UCLA, and there’s not much downside to starting his clock immediately. Unless Garbers clearly separates himself in camp, which is possible given his experience, Moore should get the first shot in what looks like a bridge year for the Bruins before moving to the Big Ten in 2024.

As Rittenberg noted, Moore winning the starting role would give him a year of experience before UCLA moves to the Big Ten ahead of next season.

Moore was the No. 5 overall prospect in the class of 2023, per 247Sports Composite rankings. He had offers from programs such as Notre Dame, Oregon, Texas A&M and LSU, amongst others.

UCLA opens the 2023 season against Coastal Carolina on Sept. 2.