After the live period, Kansas State narrowed down it’s recruiting targets and started to pursue the key prospects. Hirschi (Tex.) 6-2 shooting guard Marcus Foster was one of the prospects that the coaching staff recruited hard. During his recruitment, California, Lehigh, Oklahoma and SMU had offered him a scholarship, while Arizona State, Baylor, Missouri and Oklahoma State, among others showed interest.
He originally expected to choose between two programs and had set up official visits to both schools. Foster, who was down to Creighton and K-State, took his first official visit to Manhattan, Kansas this weekend. Foster picked the right weekend to schedule an official as he got to take in a crazy atmosphere that saw the Wildcats football team stomp Miami (FL) by 39. His plan was to take his scheduled official visit to Creighton before committing but he cancelled and decided to give K-State head coach Bruce Weber his second commitment of the 2013 recruiting class.
“I will take my talents to Manhattan, KS to play for coach Bruce Weber at Kansas [State],” he tweeted. Foster joins Hamilton Heights (Ind.) three-star small forward Alex Etherington in K-State’s 2013 recruiting class.
Foster is a prospect that Kansas State fans will enjoy. The 6-2 guard is comfortable playing both roles in the backcourt but his scoring ability is the main reason he’s scouted as a two-guard. Foster can fill it up on the offensive end and displays an array of moves to get the ball in the basket. He’s at his best when he’s penetrating. This sets up the mid-range jumper, a finish at the basket or his ability to draw multiple defenders and kick it out to his teammates. This scoring guard will definitely be a great addition to Kansas State’s basketball program and really fits Weber’s style of play with his quickness and scoring ability.
Along with Foster, also holding a K-State offer and on an official visit, was his Dallas Mustangs AAU teammate Jeffrey Carroll of Rowlett High School (Tex.). The two have talked about playing together before and after announcing his commitment, Foster mentioned Carroll on Twitter and said, “we got to make this happen bro.”
Carroll, a three-star rated recruit by Rivals, has always had high interest in Kansas State but following his visit, he didn’t commit. He did enjoy his official visit to Manhattan, though. “It was a great experience,” Carroll told Kellis Robinett following his visit. “I loved it. I enjoyed how the sports are a big deal. They’re great people out here and the basketball program is just phenomenal.”
With two scholarships left, don’t be surprised if Foster and Carroll team up at Kansas State. The Wildcats are in need of scorers and both players fill the void.
2013 Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) power forward Matthew Atewe is the next prospect that has scheduled an official visit to K-State. The 6-9 forward will begin his official visit on September 14th.