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2021 Recruiting: Gonzaga in Nathan Bittle’s Final School List

The Zags are competing against UCLA, Oregon, and Arizona.

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Five-star Oregonian center Nathan Bittle has released his final four schools and Gonzaga is in the mix.

The 2021 center out of Crater High School in Central Point, Oregon, is ranked as the No. 9 prospect in the nation, the second-best center, and the top prospect in Oregon by 247 Sports.

Bittle is the third top-ten ranked prospect in the Class of 2021 to have Gonzaga in their list, including No. 2-ranked Chet Holmgren, and No. 3 ranked Paolo Banchero. Bittle took an official visit to Gonzaga back on Jan. 24.

The crystal ball has all signs pointing to Oregon, which makes sense. Bittle expressed a desire to stay close to home so his family can see the games, hence all of the west coast schools, in a recent interview with Prospective Insight. Central Point, which is just outside of Medford, Oregon, is just a short 2.5 hour drive to Eugene.

The Zags have one hard-commit for the 2021 class, four-star center Kaden Perry from Battle Ground, Washington.