Update: Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com spoke to one of the aforementioned recruits being courted by Gonzaga -- Skylar Spencer -- and the forward explains that while he is considering five teams, two have stuck out: Florida State and Gonzaga. Asked what about Gonzaga is attractive to the 6-foot-8 Spencer and he notes how well their big men are utilized within the Zags' offense.
In a recent tweet, Scout's Josh Gershon responded to a question about Spencer and noted that the forward's two favorite (at the moment) are Gonzaga and Florida State.
It's rare when we are able to pinpoint an area of concern a specific team has and thus, chooses to correct through recruiting. We have a bit of an indication of what direction Gonzaga will take with their 2012 recruiting class.
After perusing different reports, it looks like Gonzaga will increase their interior depth with their next recruiting class -- a move that makes sense, considering the plethora of guards that make up their 2011 class. At the recent Best of the Best camp, Skylar Spencer was one of the top participants; the 6-foot-8 post is very athletic and appears to be a Gonzaga-target.
Another big the Bulldogs seem to be pursuing is Richard Longrus; Greg Hicks of Scout spoke to the forward and Longrus says he already has an offer from Gonzaga and will visit the Spokane-based school. While Longrus is still developing his offensive game, the 2012 recruit is already one of the top defenders in that class.
It is also worth nothing that both Spencer and Longrus are southern California-natives. Last year, Donny Daniels, formerly of UCLA, was brought onto Mark Few's staff with the purpose of primarily recruiting southern California. If the Zags are able to land either of these prospects, it will be interesting to learn if Daniels was the point-man on their recruitment.