clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Syracuse Basketball Recruiting: Matthew Moyer Is Jim Boeheim's Most Important Recruit In Years

Why Matthew Moyer might be Jim Boeheim's most important recruit ever.

One thing is for certain, Matthew Moyer is firmly committed to Syracuse. Despite the recent allegations, sanctions and negative press the Syracuse Orange men's basketball program has received, it has only strengthened his commitment and dedication to SU.

"The bottom line is, I'm the one who's blessed in this situation. Coach Boeheim was a blessing to me," the lone 2016 commit told NunesMagician. "For me, it's easy to stay committed to a program by the likes of Syracuse and to play for a Hall-of-Fame coach."

When the sanctions were announced on March 6, it was apparent that recruiting would take a major hit. Syracuse lost 2016 5-star Tyus Battle to Michigan, and 2015 5-star Thomas Bryant to Indiana. However, Moyer has continued to do his part. He has been actively recruiting 2017 target Kevin Huerter, as well as 2016 target Alterique Gilbert.

"I think it's [recruiting] is entertaining," Moyer told "It would be fun to know who I'm going to be teammates with sooner, rather than later."

The Ohio product has provided stability for Syracuse during a difficult time. He's provided hope and a future to the program that needs it now more than ever.

When Coach Boeheim announced he would retire in three seasons, Moyer didn't shy away from his ambitions, "I've got to send him out with a national championship."

The importance doesn't stop at his effort to land future prospects. In a time when Jim Boeheim's program needs noticeable character, Moyer provides it. All his life, Matthew has succeeded both on, and off, the basketball court. He's a member of the National Honor Society, and will be enrolling at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

When Jim Boeheim retires after his sophomore season, Syracuse basketball will be looking for a new face of the program. Matthew Moyer could be just that.

When asked about his excitement to officially join the program in the 2016-17 season, Moyer replied "I can't wait."

Syracuse landed a good one here. A really good one.