The Husky hoops team picked up their first verbal commit of the 2013 recruiting class when point guard Nigel Williams-Goss tweeted his commitment to the Huskies (above).
Williams-Goss then wrote in a blog post for the National Recruiting Spotlight about his reasons for choosing UW.
From his blog post …
The factor that I was looking for when making my decision was first and foremost the relationship I had with the coaching staff. As a point guard I feel that the relationship with the coach is essential in a team’s success! I also know from experience I find myself playing at a higher level when I know the coach has total confidence in me. Aside from my relationship with coaching staff, I knew I had to pick a system that would fit my style of play offensively and defensively. Academics also played a huge role in my decision, as I am a 4.0 student. Each of these universities had at least one of my areas of interest. I plan on majoring in psychology, communications, or journalism. Having a double major is also a possibility.
Over the last year, the two standouts were Washington and Harvard. I can honestly say the thing I love most about both programs are the coaching staffs. I knew either way I couldn’t go wrong and I would be in great hands at either location. When it comes to Washington it is a familiar environment because I am from the northwest as I mentioned earlier. I have known the coaching staff since I was 13-years-old playing in their high school elite camps. In recent years they have been arguably the most dominant program in the Pac-12. Last year they finished as league champs and [Head] Coach [Lorenzo] Romar was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the third time.
You can’t help but like this kid, reading what he has written.
That I will be heading the University of Washington!!! Very proud and excited to join #HuskyNation