RECRUITING: Cyclones listed among Xavier Foster’s top-five

Iowa State is among the top-five for the state’s top 2020 prospect.

Oskaloosa forward Xavier Foster listed the Cyclones along with Iowa, Providence, Baylor and Virginia Tech in a post on his Instagram account on Monday. The 7-foot, 225-pound center has long been one of the program’s top prospects for the 2020 recruiting cycle.

Foster, who led Oskaloosa to a Class 3A state championship as a junior in 2018-19, is considered the No. 1 player in the state of Iowa by 247Composite. The four-star prospect is rated as the No. 8 center in the country and No. 41 player overall in the class.

He cut his list to five from 13 total offers that also included Kansas, UCLA, USC, Missouri, Creighton, Illinois and others. Foster officially visited Ames last October for the football program’s upset win over West Virginia then unofficially visited Ames in January.

The Cyclones currently have two scholarships open for the 2020 recruiting cycle and do not yet hold any commitments.

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.