The UCLA Bruins are faced with a crucial decision: who will be their starting quarterback? Three strong contenders are vying for the role of UCLA quarterback: five-star QB commit Dante Moore, incumbent Ethan Garbers, and transfer Collin Schlee from Kent State. Each player brings unique skills to the table, making this a closely watched competition.
UCLA Quarterback Option: Dante Moore
Dante Moore, a highly-touted five-star recruit, arrives at UCLA with sky-high expectations. Known for his strong arm, accuracy, and football IQ, Moore has the raw talent to make an immediate impact. The true freshman could potentially lead the Bruins to a successful season, but his lack of college experience raises questions about his readiness.
UCLA Quarterback Option: Ethan Garbers
Ethan Garbers, the incumbent quarterback, stepped in when former UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was absent, proving to be a capable leader on the field. Garbers’ experience in the Bruins’ system and his familiarity with the coaching staff could give him an edge in the competition. However, his limited playing time means he still has much to prove. He’s still a very raw player tossing 2 touchdowns to 2 interceptions last year but he has potential.
UCLA Quarterback Option: Collin Schlee
Collin Schlee, a transfer from Kent State, brings the additional college experience to the table. Schlee’s time at Kent State showcased his athleticism and ability to make plays on the ground and through the air. As a transfer, Schlee will need to adapt to the Bruins’ playbook and system quickly, but his skill set could make him an intriguing option.