Does Oregon Football have a chance to lure top receiver Dakorien Moore from the Texas Longhorns?

The Oregon Ducks are in the running for the nation's top wide receiver in the 2025 recruiting class, Dakorien Moore. The whole country will be watching as the five-star player announces his commitment today, July 4, at 8 p.m. CT.

After withdrawing his commitment to the LSU Tigers last month, Moore was able to narrow down his finalists to an elite group that includes Oregon, Texas Longhorns and Ohio State Buckeyes, while LSU remains in the running.

Dakorien Moore, the country's most promising wide receiver, has his choice between Texas, Oregon, Ohio State and LSU.

Dakorien Moore, the most promising wide receiver in the country, has his choice between Texas, Oregon, Ohio State and LSU. / Dakorien Moore Twitter/X

Texas is considered the clear favorite for Moore and has an 89.4 percent chance of getting the five-star player, according to the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine.

Oregon is not out of the running, however. The Ducks have a connection to Moore that other teams don't. The father of Oregon running backs coach Ra'Shaad Samples is Moore's head coach at high school in Duncanville, TX.

“I knew him before he really got into college football,” Moore told On3 of Samples. “Obviously, his dad is my coach, so I know that whatever his dad teaches me is what he taught his son. So I feel like he's been well coached and well taught… He's grown into a great man and mentor that I could trust. Him being there definitely gave them (Oregon) a little bit of an advantage, but he just got there that way, so I can't just base them on the season they had and stuff like that. He plays a role, but not a huge one.”

Moore just returned from his official visit to Oregon on June 21 and also made trips to Texas on June 14, LSU on June 7 and Ohio State on May 31.

Moore is the third-best player nationally, the No. 1 wide receiver and the No. 1 player in the state of Texas. He is the consensus favorite among the country's receivers according to all four major recruiting services.

Oregon's recruiting was extremely successful in June and the team may be the hottest in the country right now in search of players.

In the last week alone, the Ducks were able to sign five-star recruits Jordon Davison and Dorian Brew as well as four-star talents Josiah Sharma and Dashaan Brame.

Oregon coach Dan Lanning and the Ducks received six commitments in June. The Ducks' 2025 recruiting class shot up to No. 5 in the national On3 recruiting rankings, behind only Ohio State, Alabama, LSU and Georgia.