In addition to several graduate transfers, the Texas Longhorns are also recruiting two other transfers — former Syracuse Orange forward Matthew Moyer and former NJIT Highlanders guard Anthony Tarke, with Moyer planning a visit to Austin:
Syracuse transfer Matthew Moyer tells me he plans to visit Texas, Kansas State, and Florida in addition to Xavier (this weekend) and Vanderbilt (early May).— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 11, 2018
NJIT's @AnthonyTarke tells @TheAthleticCBB he's heard from Cincy, OK St, George Mason, St. Bonaventure, Nevada, Maryland, Wake, KU, G'town, Texas, Auburn, Minnesota, G. Washington, Texas Tech, Pitt, UNCC, UConn, Coastal Carolina, South Carolina, K-State, FAU, La Salle & Dayton.— CJ Moore (@CJMooreHoops) April 11, 2018
Both players will have to sit out a season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Moyer is a 6’8, 215-pounder who will have two years of eligibility remaining. An Ohio native who was ranked as the No. 66 player nationally in the 2016 recruiting class, Moyer redshirted during the 2016-17 before playing 16.8 minutes per game last season and averaging 3.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. Moyer isn’t a threat from three-point range and only shot 53.7 percent from the free-throw line as a redshirt freshman.
Like Moyer, Tarke will also have two seasons of eligibility remaining, though he’s a year older after spending a season at a prep school following his high school graduation. The 6’6, 205-pounder played 31 minutes per game last season in the Atlantic Sun Conference and averaged 15.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Though Tarke is a better shooter than Moyer, he only made 28.7 percent of his three-point attempts last season and 64.1 percent of his free throws.