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UCLA Football: Freshman QB Dante Moore Tops List of College Newcomers

Will we see Moore perform at a high level from the start?

The UCLA Bruins needed to make a splash in a big way in the quarterback position after their former QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson entered his final season at UCLA going into 2022. 

After five seasons with Robinson, UCLA knew they would get a new QB in 2023, and luckily a good one fell to them. After decommiting from Oregon, Michigan native and top three QB in the 2023 class, Dante Moore decided to make his way to LA, and this could solve their QB spot for a handful of years. 

Moore impressed in high school by being the number four overall player in his class and the number one player in his state. He will now showcase that talent at UCLA, but at the moment, we're not sure if he'll get a chance to do so early in 2023. 

Nonetheless, the talent and maturity level are there, which is why ESPN analyst Tom Luginbill ranked Moore as the top true freshman QB entering the new season. 

Moore has the best chance to make an impact of any freshman quarterback in the country, but it won't be handed to him. He is clearly the Bruins' most talented option, but what he possesses in physical attributes, he lacks in experience and age. He's going to have to beat out Ethan Garbers and Kent State transfer Collin Schlee, who comes in as a dual-threat upperclassman, but eventually, talent wins out and Moore will become the guy. With Ball State running back transfer Carson Steele and nine starters back on defense, Moore will have the help he needs to develop.

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Moore is wise beyond his years as he was a starting for his varsity team since his freshman season. He's a gamer with good arm strength, consistent ball placement and makes his pass catchers better by stretching out plays and giving them chances to go get the ball. 

The talent level is there; there's no question about it. The only question is if he are going to get to see him Week 1 against Coastal Carolina. We're not sure at the moment, but I'm confident we'll see him later in the year if worst comes to worst for Moore in that department. 

We cannot wait to see him shine with the Bruins and lead them to glory.