Michigan Football Rumors: Jim Harbaugh Predicted to Land Star QB in Portal

Dante Moore, the quarterback for UCLA and a native of Detroit, is one name to keep an eye on.Brad Shepard of Bleacher Report shared his college football transfer site rankings for the best players. Shepherd projected that Moore, a future standout quarterback, would be hired by head coach Jim Harbaugh.

“Predicting Landing Spots for Biggest Names in the 2023 Transfer Portal,” Shepard wrote in

 a December 12, 2023, article, “Allen Trieu of 247Sports wrote recently that Moore ‘possibly’ will visit Oregon next weekend, and that’s even with the Ducks securing a portal commitment from Dillon Gabriel, who has one year of eligibility remaining.”

“The Michigan Wolverines might also be a serious contender for Moore if quarterback J.J. McCarthy chooses not to return for his senior year in Ann Arbor. Shepard went on, “Miami is another program that has been associated with the 18-year-old and has some projections based on his On3 profile.

“Moore may take his time, a la Jayden Daniels a couple of seasons ago. But if things line up and McCarthy leaves the Wolverines, it makes too much sense not to predict,” Shepherd wrote. “It’s all up in the air right now.”

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Given that Moore had a mixed first season with the Bruins, why is he the subject of so much attention? Prior to enrolling at UCLA, Moore—a former five-star recruit—was ranked No. 4 in the 2023 class by 247Sports.

Moore would be a great match in Ann Arbor, according to a lot of Michigan football rumors. The Wolverines will be in a quarterback competition if Harbaugh joins it.

Oregon is still a possibility for Moore, according to Pete Nakos of On3.com. Despite the Ducks having previously acquired Dillon Gabriel, this update is given.

“As On3’s Chad Simmons reported last week, a visit to Oregon at some point this week is still in the works,” Nakos wrote in a December 12 story, “Transfer Portal Intel: Latest on Cam Ward, Dante Moore, Trevor Etienne and others.” “Speaking to a source close to the situation, a Friday to Saturday visit is being closely looked at.

“Oklahoma transfer quarterback Dillon Gabriel committed to the Ducks over the weekend. Moore is still open to landing at Oregon. Since he entered the portal, the key variable has been finding a place to be developed. Learning behind Gabriel would check that off. And he already knows Dan Lanning; Dante Moore was once an Oregon commit.”

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Moore’s one season at Westwood ended with him posting unimpressive stats. 53.5% of the throws the quarterback completed were completed for 1,610 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. Harbaugh could be able to motivate Moore to reach his full potential.

According to ESPN’s Tom Luginbill, Moore would be best served at Michigan. Luginbill claimed to have observed parallels between Moore’s style of play and Jayden Daniels’, the Heisman Trophy winner.

“Due to his potential, eligibility, and impressive performances this autumn at UCLA, Moore is probably at the top of many people’s lists,” Luginbill explained in a piece published on December 12 under the heading “Top picks for transfer portal quarterbacks.”

Moore, a native of Detroit, sees logic in attending Michigan as it would allow him to return home and compete for a championship each year he is still eligible. He’s not quite the same runner, but he has many characteristics with Jayden Daniels as a passer.

For Heavy.com, Jonathan Adams covers the NBA and NFL, concentrating on the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, and Philadelphia Eagles. Numerous publications, including NFL.com, Yahoo Sports, Pro Football Talk, CBS Sports, Bleacher Report, and Sports Illustrated, have highlighted his work.Additional information on Jonathan Adamsno

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