Xavier Foster recruiting: Five-star prospect close to locking in August visits to Iowa and Iowa State

Matthew Bain
The Des Moines Register

Barring a late change, five-star Oskaloosa forward Xavier Foster will visit both Iowa and Iowa State within the next two weeks.

Five-star 2020 forward Xavier Foster gets set for a free throw attempt at the Fab 48 in Las Vegas.

Foster's father, DaJuan Foster, told the Register on Thursday that they hadn't nailed down exact dates with either school, but that they will "for sure" visit Iowa and Iowa State during the week of Aug. 17-23.

Xavier Foster is a major 2020 recruiting priority for Fran McCaffery and Steve Prohm. A 6-foot-11 forward with improving handles, a smooth shot and excellent passing, Foster is a consensus top-30 player with blue bloods in pursuit. Kansas recently offered, while Duke and Kentucky are keeping tabs on him.

Currently, Foster holds offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, UCLA, USC, Baylor, Illinois, Creighton, Texas A&M, Missouri and Rutgers. He's also fielding interest from Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State and Ohio State.

The Cyclones and Hawkeyes had a presence at Foster's games with Pure Prep Academy at the Las Vegas Fab 48 during July's final evaluation period. Both schools are in regular contact with DaJuan, who handles most of his son's recruitment.

Regarding Iowa, DaJuan said in Vegas: "It’s going well. I talk to (assistant coach) Sherman Dillard; once a week he’ll text. We’ll communicate back and forth and it’s just a close school so I’m comfortable with them. I like Sherman."

And regarding Iowa State: "I get texts from Prohm and (assistant coach Daniyal Robinson) every once in a while — probably about the same as Iowa. It’s almost like they talk (to each other) — I’ll get a text from Iowa State, then Iowa. I don’t know how it happens, but it works like that. One and then the other."

Foster took an unofficial visit to Ames on June 29. 

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_.