Julian Strawther, a four-star guard out of Las Vegas, Nevada, recently announced the Gonzaga Bulldogs offered him a roster spot for the recruiting class of 2020.
Picture of Nigel Williams-Goss in the mix — rather fitting!
The 6’7 winger has already received quite a bit of interest from schools, and rightfully so. 247 Sports ranks him as the No. 46 player in the class of 2020, and the top player coming out of Nevada.
With that comes the recruiting competition, and there is plenty there. Strawther has received offers from Arizona, UCLA, UNLV, USC, Cal, Washington, Connecticut, and even DePaul. Currently, he has a grand total of 14 offers from schools, including Gonzaga.
According to his father, Lee Strawther, UNLV, USC, UCLA, Connecticut, and Washington have shown the most interest — but that quote dates back to August. In the recruiting world, things can change at a moment’s notice.
The Zags haven’t truly seen the fruits of the national championship emerge quite yet, and Strawther might be a barometer of how much (if at all) the Zags recruiting profile has grown. They are going against some of the top recruiting schools in the west coast, but the Zags can boast a couple of Las Vegas-based success stories to help with the pitch — Zach Collins and Nigel Williams-Goss.
Either way, this one sounds like it might be a quick dance. Strawhter’s father noted they are trying to get some unofficial visits out of the way early, and want to make a decision sooner than later.