Xavier Foster recruiting: Five-star power forward schedules visit to UCLA

Matthew Bain
The Des Moines Register

Oskaloosa power forward Xavier Foster has scheduled his second unofficial visit of the summer.

The five-star 2020 prospect will take an unofficial visit to UCLA on June 4, his high school coach, Ryan Parker, has told the Des Moines Register. Foster will also take an unofficial visit to USC on June 4, with both visits following his performance at the Pangos All-American Camp in Norwalk, California (June 1-3).

Oskaloosa's Xavier Foster celebrates near the end of the IHSAA state basketball Class 3A quarterfinal game between Sergeant Bluff-Luton and Oskaloosa on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Wells Fargo Arena. Oskaloosa won the game, 63-47, to advance in the tournament.

UCLA is the newest school to show interest in Foster, who holds offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Creighton, Illinois, Missouri, Texas A&M and Baylor.

USC, Kansas, Cal, Xavier, Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Virginia have been interested for awhile. Foster's AAU program director with Pure Prep Academy, BG Regins, told the Register last week that Oklahoma State and Florida State are starting to show serious interest as well.

A 6-foot-11 forward with a silky smooth shot and improving handles, Foster is the type of prospect many schools will feel comfortable offering on a first visit. It happened in late April with Baylor, when Scott Drew offered Foster during his first unofficial visit there.

If that pattern holds true, UCLA could give Foster his first blue-blood offer before long.

If not, he at least has another blue-blood's full attention; Kansas has also watched Foster play this spring and hosted him at its "Late Night at the Phog" event last September.

Foster is a major 2020 target for both the Hawkeyes and Cyclones.

Rivals gives Foster five stars and ranks him the No. 20 prospect in the 2020 class. The 247Sports Composite gives him four stars and ranks him No. 34 in the class. He is the Register's No. 1 in-state 2020 prospect.

Matthew Bain covers college football and basketball recruiting for the Des Moines Register. He also helps out with Iowa and Iowa State football and basketball coverage for HawkCentral and Cyclone Insider. Contact him at mbain@dmreg.com and follow him on Twitter @MatthewBain_.