Nation's top QB recruit Dante Moore shockingly flips from Oregon to UCLA
Los Angeles, California - Five-star quarterback Dante Moore shocked the college football world on Monday when he flipped his commitment from the Oregon Ducks to UCLA football.
Moore, who originally pledged to Oregon over the summer, will now become a part of coach Chip Kelly's talented offensive squad after visiting the program earlier this month.
His commitment to the Bruins marks the highest profile recruiting win of Kelly's tenure. Moore trails behind only No. 1 Malachi Nelson of USC and No. 2 Arch Manning of Texas.
"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."
Moore admitted that quarterback Bo Nix's decision to return to Oregon next year – which was announced Sunday – was not a factor in his decision. However, the QB did say the main element in his decision to flip was former Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham taking the head coaching job at Arizona State next season.
The 6-foot-3 passer capped off his senior campaign in high school with a state title in early December. Moore totaled 135 passing touchdowns and nearly 10,000 passing yards as a four-year starter.
Moore is set to graduate early from high school and is expected to enroll at UCLA in January.
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