Nigel Williams-Goss (image courtesy of Max Preps)

Nigel Williams-Goss To Announce Wednesday: UW the Favorite?

Nigel Williams-Goss is one of the best point guards in the country and Lorenzo Romar has been recruiting him since he was in eight grade. The 2013 Findlay Prep star is set to announce his college decision on Wednesday, May 30th. It is between UCLA, UNLV, Oregon, Washington, and Harvard.

Josh Paunil of National Recruiting Spotlight who has been almost exclusively covering Williams-Goss in the last few months breaks down the five choices here. However, the statement at the end of the article is the one that should be most intriguing to Husky fans.

From the conversations that I’ve had with Williams-Goss, it’s pretty clear that the only two serious contenders for him are Harvard and Washington, but which one he’ll pick remains to be seen.

Basically, declaring UW and Harvard as the two favorites and to top it off Williams-Goss recently came off his unofficial visit to Washington just a few weeks ago.

On twitter, Paunil responded to a Husky fan who tweeted at him, “UW HUSKIES!” by saying, “You got a good shot. Either you or Harvard. You may have the edge.” Stating (at least in his mind) that UW is the favorite in the Williams-Goss sweepstakes. Which would be huge for the program not only to have an elite point guard to replace Abdul Gaddy after he graduates but to help in the recruiting of the 2013 class.

In fact, according to the article that is one of the first things that Williams-Goss plans to do after he declares on Wednesday, start convincing others to join him on the squad of the school he does select.

His play on the court is impressive and his leadership abilities are second to none in the 2013 class and soon he will get to test out how good of a recruiter he is. Maybe for the Huskies, maybe for Harvard or a surprise and he picks one of the other three left on the table.

In the end, regardless of where he decides to play, he is a big-time commitment for that program.

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  • Jeff Taylor

    Getting him would be a great start to the 2013 class and might be the carrot needed to grab 1-2 of the other big names out there. Romar needs that momentum!

  • Shawn McLaughlin

    Amen, Jeff. Go Huskies!

  • UWDawgs91

    This shouldn’t be a very difficult decision.  We have a way better basketball program than Harvard.  Our academics aren’t the best, but we also play in a far superior conference and have much better facilities.  Go Dawgs!

    • Jeff Taylor

      Our academics aren’t the best? Well, it isn’t Harvard, but UW is nothing to shake a stick at. We are consistently ranked among the Top 10 public universities in the country. We were ranked #16 in the world by the ARWU in 2011. Only Stanford, Cal, Vanderbilt, and UW rank so high and also play in a major conference.

      • RossB

        I agree Jeff. A lot depends on what the kid wants to study. For a general liberal arts education, Harvard is probably better. For medicine or nursing, we are as good as anyone (John Hopkins isn’t Division one). In general, the difference in educational opportunity between the UW and Harvard is very small, even though the environment might be quite different.

    • Shawn McLaughlin

       It is also a fallacy that Harvard isn’t a favored destination for basketball these days. With Tommy Amaker as the coach their recruiting classes have improved every season with Zena Edosamwan already committed for 2012 and guys like Stephen Domingo and Williams-Goss seriously looking at the school.