Dante Moore already has a lot of attention as the highest-ranked uncommitted quarterback in the 2023 class.
With all those eyes on him, Moore plans to announce his college commitment Friday at noon EDT on ESPN’s SportsCenter. The five-star recruit shared the news on social media on Wednesday evening.
Moore, an aspiring senior at Detroit Martin Luther King High School, has not formally shared a list of his top schools. Since late March, he has made visits to Notre Dame, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, and Texas A&M.
Only Oregon received Moore twice during that period. He paid an official visit to Oregon at the end of April and back for the last visiting weekend of June? on an unofficial visit. On Wednesday evening, the final four Rivals FutureCasts predicted that Moore would choose Oregon.
Rivals ranks Moore as the No. 4 pro-style quarterback and No. 9 overall in the 2023 class. As a junior, Moore completed 171 of his 244 passes (70.1%) for 3,050 yards and 40 touchdowns while leading his team to a Division 3 state championship in Michigan.
Notre Dame appeared to be in a good position with Moore after his two-day unofficial visit in March.
“The treatment has been the same in many places, but Notre Dame has made it through the roof,” Moore said in April† “I was there for two days, so they had a lot more things planned. For officials and stuff I’m pretty sure they’ll give the best treatment out of everyone.
“I had a great time there. In two days you get a lot of information that you wouldn’t get in a one-day visit. I had a great time and talked to the coaches.”
Moore expressed interest in returning to Notre Dame for an official visit, but that never got off the ground. The Irish have already received a commitment from a four-star strategist CJ Carr in the 2024 class, but they still don’t have a quarterback in the 2023 class.
Unless Moore shocks the world and picks the Irish on Friday, or Carr reclassifies to the 2023 class despite previously indicating he has no intention of doing so, offensive coordinator Tommy Rees has some work to do at the quarterback position.
That would likely require Notre Dame to turn over a quarterback currently deployed elsewhere. Once Moore announces his decision, only three of the pro-style quarterbacks ranked in the top 25 of the 2023 class by Rivals will remain free. Only one of the top 10 dual-threat quarterbacks has not made a verbal commitment.
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