Dante Moore has already garnered a lot of attention as the ranking untied quarterback in the 2023 class.
With all those eyes on him, Moore plans to announce his college commitment at ESPN SportsCenter Friday at 12 p.m. EDT. The five-star recruit shared the news on social media on Wednesday night.
Moore, a rising senior at Detroit’s Martin Luther King High School, hasn’t released an official list of his top schools. Since late March, he has visited Notre Dame, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon and Texas A&M.
Only Oregon has hosted Moore twice during that period. He paid an official visit to Oregon in late April and returned for an unofficial visit the last weekend of the visit in June. As of Wednesday night, the final four rivals FutureCasts predicted Moore would choose Oregon.
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Rivals ranks Moore as the #4 pro-style quarterback and #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 good shape following his two-day unofficial visit to Moore in March.
“In many places the treatment has been the same, but Notre Dame has taken 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 all, I’m pretty sure they’ll give the best treatment of all.
“I had a great time down there. In two days you get a lot of information that you would not get in a one-day visit. I had a great time talking to the coaches.”
Moore expressed an interest in returning to Notre Dame for an official visit, but that never came to fruition. The Irish have already landed a signing from four-star quarterback CJ Carr in the 2024 class, but they’re still quarterbackless in the 2023 class.
Only three other teams ranked in the top 25 in Rivals’ 2023 class rankings don’t have a 2023 quarterback commitment: No. 2 Ohio State, No. 12 Georgia, and No. 25 LSU.
Unless Moore shocks the world and picks the Irish on Friday, or Carr reclassifies to the Class of 2023 despite previously hinting he doesn’t plan to, offensive coordinator Tommy Rees has a lot to do at the quarterback position.
That would likely require Notre Dame turning over a quarterback currently engaged elsewhere. Once Moore announces his decision, only three of the pro-style quarterbacks ranked by Rivals in the top 25 in the 2023 class will remain unsigned. Only one of the top 10 dual threat quarterbacks hasn’t made a verbal commitment.
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