Moyer Commits to ‘Cuse

8 Aug
Matt Moyer

Matt Moyer

Another one of Ohio’s top 2016 prospects came off the board on Friday afternoon when Matt Moyer surprised recruiting analysts with his commitment to Syracuse.

Just when it seemed that Moyer’s name was as hot it could get, as the 6’8 forward out of Columbus Gahanna Lincoln was racking up high major offers at a crazy rate, the rising junior ended the process when he committed to the Orange.

This commitment might come as a surprise in terms of the timing, however, Moyer did give the ‘Cuse rave reviews after visiting their upstate New York campus this week for the Orange’s Elite Camp, where Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim offered the Columbus area forward a scholarship.

In making an early commitment to Syracuse, Moyer chose the Orange over other offers from Ohio State, Iowa, USC, Xavier, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, Butler, Wake Forest, Florida, Tennessee and several others.

An athletic forward with great upside, Moyer was heavily hyped following some strong performances a year ago at Coach Vic’s Open Gym in Columbus. However, the Gahanna Lincoln forward did not have a particularly memorable sophomore season, as Michigan State signee Javon Bess commanded most of the attention. Moyer turned his game around 180-degrees in the AAU season, however, dominating in the spring and summer with his VCC Ohio Warriors team along with close friend, and Columbus Northland star forward, Seth Towns.

Moyer’s skill-set really intrigues college coaches as he projects as a true hybrid forward who can attack the rim, Moyer has the athleticism to really influence the game around the rim, and is still learning how to use his tools to control a game. As we said earlier in the week, Moyer will seriously contend for the top spot in Ohio’s 2016 rankings, with today’s commitment to Syracuse adding to his resume.

The style of play that Moyer likes to play is ideal for the Syracuse Orange, as the forward should fit in nicely in Jim Boeheim’s famous zone defense. Syracuse has a long history under Boeheim in developing elite forwards, and in two years when he arrives on campus, Moyer should have all of the opportunities that an ACC school like Syracuse offers to become a great player.

Moyer joins Medina center Jon Teske, who committed to Michigan on Thursday night, as the first Ohio prospects out of a loaded 2016 class to make a commitment to a high-major program.

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