RECRUITING: Iowa State set to host 2020 four-star Xavier Foster on official visit this weekend

While Iowa State football will be hosting the No. 6 team in the country Saturday night at Jack Trice Stadium, the Iowa State men’s basketball program will be hosting a big-time visitor of their own.

Four-star 2020 power forward Xavier Foster will be in Ames for an official visit, a source confirmed to Cyclone Fanatic on Tuesday. The Des Moines Register’s Matthew Bain was the first to report the news.

The 6-foot-11, 200-pound Oskaloosa native is considered the No. 27 player in the 2020 class and the No. 1 player in the state of Iowa. He is regarded as the No. 5 power forward nationally and has garnered interest from programs across the country.

Foster currently holds offers from the Cyclones, Iowa, Baylor, Creighton, UCLA, Kansas, Illinois, Missouri, USC, Texas A&M, Missouri and Rutgers. He has reportedly received interest from Duke and Wisconsin.

As of now, Iowa State has three scholarships open for the 2020 recruiting cycle. The Cyclones hold three commitments for the 2019 cycle with potentially one more spot left to open up depending on the professional future of Lindell Wigginton.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.