Kiwi Gardner has two early offers from Old Dominion and San Francisco but it's a Pac-10 school that stands out most for the 5-foot-7 speedy and athletic point guard from Manteca, Calif.
Washington is the top school for Gardner, who attended the Huskies' camp last summer, toured the campus and liked what he saw.
There are some comparisons for Gardner to current Washington guard Isaiah Thomas and the Northern California guard might want to follow that lead. The Huskies are definitely intriguing to him.
"Recruiting-wise, I'm getting a little bit of action from Washington, Arizona, I'm getting some Pac-10 schools and I'm looking to land some offers this summer," Gardner said. "I have a couple but I'm looking for some bigger schools.
"That's my favorite school. I really like the program, I like the coaches. I've been up there for the camp and I like the atmosphere. It reminds me of a smaller San Francisco so it's cool."
Gardner, one of the top players on the Drew Gooden Soldiers AAU team, said he's waiting for July so coaches can see him at various camps and events but that if Washington offered he would seriously consider a commitment.
"That would probably be the place," Gardner said.
One of the top performers at the recent NIKE EYBL tournament in Hawthorne, Calif., Gardner has already picked up a few mid-major offers but he's looking for more - pretty much some Pac-10 offers to consider.
He thinks this summer could be a big turning point in his recruitment once coaches can get out on the road to see him. After next month, Gardner said he hopes to have a better idea of where his recruitment stands.
"I'm really waiting for July," Gardner said. "Nothing really means anything until the offer comes and the coaches start taking you seriously so I'm just waiting until July to see what happens."