UCLA Football’s Future Looks Bright with Star Freshman Dante Moore Leading the Way

Freshman Dante Moore Impresses with Stellar Performance Against San Diego State

UCLA football entered this season facing a significant challenge. The departure of longtime starting quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who was drafted by the Cleveland Browns after an illustrious four-year tenure as a Bruin, left a void in Westwood. This transition period followed the best season of Chip Kelly’s time on the southern California sidelines.

The question on everyone’s mind was who would take the reins of the program in 2023. Redshirt junior Ethan Garbers, graduate transfer Collin Schlee, and five-star freshman Dante Moore were all contenders. After Moore’s remarkable performance in a recent victory over San Diego State, Joseph Crosby of the Daily Bruin believes the debate may be settled.

Moore demonstrated his prowess against the Aztecs, throwing three touchdowns in the 35-10 road triumph. Notably, he connected with Josiah Norwood for an 81-yard touchdown, setting the tone after two consecutive three-and-outs. While his accuracy wavered at times, Moore displayed the ability to make crucial plays without forcing throws, marking an improvement over his debut against Coastal Carolina. Overall, he showcased significant progress against a formidable defense, jumpstarting the Bruins’ offense for a convincing victory.

“Coach Chip Kelly was once again adamant after the game that the team has three strong quarterbacks and will continue to evaluate ahead of its next game against North Carolina Central.

But actions speak louder than words, and freshman quarterback Dante Moore’s three uninterrupted quarters of play against San Diego State may have been the loudest message sent at Snapdragon Stadium.”

via the Daily Bruin

Ethan Garbers, who didn’t play in the recent win, had previously been a contender. However, given his performance in the Coastal Carolina contest and the recent developments, it appears Moore is the future of UCLA football. It’s time for head coach Chip Kelly to officially hand over the keys to Moore, solidifying his position as the Bruins’ quarterback.

Dante Moore’s emergence as a standout talent has generated excitement and optimism among UCLA football fans. With Moore at the helm, the team is poised for a promising future, and the young quarterback’s journey is one to watch closely as he leads the Bruins into a new era.

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