Nigel Williams-Goss narrowed his choices to five schools; UCLA, Oklahoma, UNLV, Harvard, and UW. Today he announced over his twitter account that he has decided to attend the University of Washington and play for coach Lorenzo Romar.
He originally committed to UNLV a couple of years ago but backed off that verbal commitment Coach Lon Kruger left for Oklahoma. He has since been highly recruited and listed as one of the best point guards in the nation. He led the Findlay Prep basketball team to an impressive 29-1 season and the team was nationally ranked 7th in the nation by MaxPreps.com.
His top choices came down to Harvard and UW. But in the end, the relationship he had established with Romar and watching guards ahead of him leave for the NBA via Washington was enough to help him decide on UW. He listed those two reasons as major factors in his decision.
This is Washington’s first commitment for the 2013 class and Williams-Goss has stated that he will help recruit for UW now. This is good news if you are a Husky fan because Williams-Goss is a leader and he is well connected with many of the top players in the 2013 class. His influence on the court is special, UW fans can only hope he has the same influence off the court (recruiting).
Scout has him ranked as the 19th best point guard and 97th overall as a 4-star player. Rivals also has him listed as a 4-star point guard but push him all the way up to 39th overall on their list.
Check NRS for the blog post by him about choosing UW