By Tyler Devine
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The wait is over.
Xavier Foster, the most sought-after basketball recruit from the state of Iowa in recent memory, committed to Iowa on Monday morning.
The Oskaloosa native announced his commitment at Oskaloosa High School .
Foster, a four-star center according to Rivals.com, chose Iowa over Iowa State after recently eliminating Providence, Baylor and Virginia Tech from his final five schools.
The 7-foot Foster also had scholarship offers from Creighton, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Rutgers, Southern California, Texas A&M and UCLA.
Foster had been heavily recruited by Iowa since he was a freshman in high school, but his recruitment escalated quickly during his sophomore season when a slew of offers flew in.
He is the fifth player to commit to Iowa's 2020 recruiting class.
The others are point guard Ahron Ulis from Chicago Heights, Ill., shooting guard Tony Perkins from Indianapolis and forwards Kris and Keegan Murray from Cedar Rapids. The Murray twins are the sons of former Iowa basketbal player Kenyon Murray and they currently attend a prep school in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Iowa is also a finalist for 6-10 center Josh Ogundele, who is originally from England but is currently attending Worcester Academy in Massachusetts.
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery told reporters recently that he would take six players in the 2020 recruiting class.