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 is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.