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Why top receiver Dakorien Moore chooses the Oregon Ducks over the Texas Longhorns

The Oregon Ducks are officially on the recruiting trail in the 2025 cycle.

On Thursday, Oregon coach Dan Lanning and the Ducks made history by landing five-star wide receiver Dakorien Moore from Duncanville, Texas, becoming the program's highest-rated recruit ever.

The Dallas-Fort Worth native chose the Ducks and beat out LSU, Ohio State and Texas, but with a late push on Wednesday and Thursday he was able to make up ground and overtake the Horns.

Moore made his final decision after his official visits to Austin on June 14 and Oregon on June 21. He also visited LSU on June 7 and Ohio State on May 31.

But ultimately, it was his relationship with the staff in Eugene and the unique aspects of the program that drew Moore away from his home state.

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“Their uniforms and their style are just different. They're unique and not really comparable to any other school I look at,” Moore told On3. “I just think they have great coaches in general. Coach Lanning knows how to read people and he's a good judge of character. And he's really good at building relationships and gaining people's trust. I feel like that's what attracts the great players. And Coach Adams is just an all-around good coach, a good mentor and a nice person to be around.”

Moore has been on Duncanville's varsity team since his freshman season in 2021, and has 130 catches for 2,653 yards and 29 touchdowns during that time, including 71 catches for 1,523 yards and 18 scores in his junior season.

At 6'1″ and 180 pounds, Moore is currently widely considered a five-star recruit and is the third-best player in the country, the best wide receiver, and the best player in the state of Texas.

Moore's .999 overall rating is the highest ever by a Duck recruit, with the next highest being defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux (.9987) in 2019.

He is also the unanimously ranked best receiver in the country according to all four major recruiting services and is now the Ducks' highest-ranked addition in the 2025 cycle.

Moore joins the ranks of the Ducks' most talented receivers in the 2025 class: five-star player Dallas Wilson and four-star player Isaiah Mozee have already committed to the program.