RECRUITING: Xavier Foster recaps official visit to Iowa State

  • Fanatics -

    Thank you for your patience today and welcome to the newest version of Cyclone Fanatic!

    Most of the changes we have made are very simple, but will greatly improve your user experience while visiting the website.

    We have upgraded our forum software to speed things up. Our homepage is much cleaner and should be even more mobile friendly than before.

    We appreciate your loyalty and are committed to not only keeping Cyclone Fanatic in tip-top shape, but continuing to build this community for the next decade and beyond.

    We ask that if you are experiences any glitches to let us know in this thread . Will will be diligently working on the site all day.

    Thanks again.

    Chris Williams - Publisher

Beyerball

Well-Known Member
SuperFanatic
SuperFanatic T2
Jun 18, 2013
5,741
3,806
113
Texas
My initial thought when I heard Fran drove to Osk to tell XF he was taking commits from Murray twins that it was Fran really trying to put pressure on XF to commit before the ships filled..realizing Iowa would still make room for him obviously..

I do find it interesting that both schools have an in home yet.. This tells me that the Fosters haven’t told either side his decision.. I’d think.

Certainly hope he picks ISU.. I’m with a lot of others in that I can’t imagine wasting my career under Fran and that system with a program you just know will struggle to make post season every year..
 

clonedude

Well-Known Member
Apr 16, 2006
21,856
14,239
113
I can only imagine how different an in home visit would be with Prohm vs Fran.... yikes.

One is a total class act professional that puts kids in the NBA.... and the other is a hot head childish whiny b**ch who doesn't put kids in the NBA.

Prohm would be so much more impressive as a person than Fran. I still can't fathom why any kid would pick Fran, but that's just me.
 

Gunnerclone

Well-Known Member
Jul 16, 2010
44,464
36,145
113
DSM
I can only imagine how different an in home visit would be with Prohm vs Fran.... yikes.

One is a total class act professional that puts kids in the NBA.... and the other is a hot head childish whiny b**ch who doesn't put kids in the NBA.

Prohm would be so much more impressive as a person than Fran. I still can't fathom why any kid would pick Fran, but that's just me.
Because they don’t have any other P6 offers?
 

ForeverIowan

Well-Known Member
Feb 23, 2013
1,031
1,117
113
Seems logical to me to think Foster is telling Fran as we speak of his decision to attend Iowa State so the Hawks can move forward. After recruiting a kid for four years you owe it to the coach to tell him to his face. Xavier and his family seem like class personified. Just my initial thought when I heard the Hawks had an in-home scheduled tonight before Iowa State on Monday. I just have a hard time believing after years of being recruited by both schools and numerous visits to both campuses he is still torn on this decision.
 

Blandboy

Well-Known Member
Mar 31, 2006
4,308
2,011
113
Bettendorf
Seems logical to me to think Foster is telling Fran as we speak of his decision to attend Iowa State so the Hawks can move forward. After recruiting a kid for four years you owe it to the coach to tell him to his face. Xavier and his family seem like class personified. Just my initial thought when I heard the Hawks had an in-home scheduled tonight before Iowa State on Monday. I just have a hard time believing after years of being recruited by both schools and numerous visits to both campuses he is still torn on this decision.
Hope you’re correct!
 
  • Agree
Reactions: VeloClone

Proton

Well-Known Member
SuperFanatic
Aug 19, 2019
202
359
63
CyTwins- If he goes the other way, will you agree to not start another TOE thread for a month?
 
  • Like
Reactions: isutrevman

ForeverIowan

Well-Known Member
Feb 23, 2013
1,031
1,117
113
Hope you’re correct!
Youd think the last phase of your recruitment should be telling the coach of the school you've chosen you are commiting. Bad news Thursday followed by celebration Monday. Haven't ya'll ever watched The Bachelor??
 

brokenloginagain

Well-Known Member
SuperFanatic
SuperFanatic T2
Jul 25, 2006
3,118
1,742
113
I'm really surprised Foster never got many better offers. An athletic big guy only got the instate schools + providence, baylor and vtech?

If he wants to go play for Fran, have at it kid. Best of luck.

I'm just wondering if after all this drama, he's even that good. He didn't play all summer right?
 

LLCoolJansma

Well-Known Member
SuperFanatic
SuperFanatic T2
Apr 28, 2010
6,716
7,815
113
Minneapolis
I'm really surprised Foster never got many better offers. An athletic big guy only got the instate schools + providence, baylor and vtech?

If he wants to go play for Fran, have at it kid. Best of luck.

I'm just wondering if after all this drama, he's even that good. He didn't play all summer right?
we need a face palm emoji.
Foster was hurt this summer and didn't play AAU to get extra exposure and more offers. Regardless Baylor, VT and Providence aren't bad offers. Plus you need to add in offers from KU, TA&M and USC.

XF may or may not live up to the hype some fans have for him but he has talent to eventually get be a professional and would be a good get for a lot of programs.
 

Cyder91

Active Member
Jul 19, 2018
200
320
28
I don’t know I think it would be a blast playing for Mad Fran View attachment 67836
Honestly.......have you ever seen any of our basketball coaches do this to our players (Eustachy excluded) in recent history? I just can't fathom this kind of behavior...especially when Mad Fran knows the crowd, Dolphy and the broadcast cameras are watching his every move during a game!

I am certain XF is in for the good guys!