Trip Report - Nigel Williams-Goss

Nigel Williams-Goss, a 6-foot-3 point guard from Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev., committed to Washington back at the end of May, and his commitment has never wavered. He took his official visit to Washington this past weekend, and even though he wasn't feeling so hot by the end of the trip it didn't dampen his spirits toward the Dawgs.

"I actually got sick toward the end of last night, so I'm not feeling too well right now…but I still enjoyed my visit, so that was good," Williams-Goss told Sunday.

Because Williams-Goss is the only known verbal commit for the 2013 UW hoops class, he turned recruiter a little bit during the weekend, one that found the Huskies also hosting two big-time West Coast prospects; Aaron Gordon and Darin Johnson.

"We were having fun together and it was fun being around those guys," Williams-Goss said of his potential future teammates. "They both know that I would love to play with both of them. They have to choose for themselves, but I think they left their visits really impressed and I think they have high levels of interest.

"But in recruiting you never know for sure until they pull the trigger."

Williams-Goss flew into Seattle Friday morning. "We went to lunch, got some food," he said. "Then we picked up Aaron at the airport. Then we watched them lift weights. Then we went to dinner at night and just kind of hung out with the guys. We went to a steak place downtown called the Metropolitan Grill. I got a steak. It was incredible. Steak, salad - it was all really good. I didn't pig out too much but it filled me up for the whole weekend."

And the next day? "Saturday we got up and went to breakfast - a really good breakfast spot," Williams-Goss said. "Then we went paintballing with the team. Martin was probably the best on the team. After that we went back to the gym and they had a little walk-through practice. Then we had an open gym and after open gym we got ready for dinner and had dinner at coach Romar's house."

What did Williams-Goss learn about Gordon and Johnson, as well as some of his future UW teammates during the open gym? "We didn't play for too long, so it wasn't too serious - but it was still fun," he said.

The 2013 point guard was pleased with other things he saw on his visit. "The new dorms they are building for the school are really, really nice - and I guess the ones we'll be staying in aren't even finished yet," he said. "But I was really impressed by the new dorms and everything that was there."

Williams-Goss already has a great rapport with Lorenzo Romar, and this weekend he started to get to know the two new UW assistants - Lamont Smith and Brad Jackson. "They were both great," he said. "They are both different in styles, but coach Smith and coach Jackson both have a lot of knowledge and it was good to pick their brains and talk to them."

With his official visit out of the way, is it a foregone conclusion that Nigel will sign during the early signing period for Basketball in November? "I'm not for sure yet," he said. "I haven't made up my mind whether I want to sign early or sign late."

So does that mean he's opening things up and taking trips to other pro gams? "I'm not planning on taking any other visits," Williams-Goss said matter-of-factly.

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