Hoops recruiting update: Marcus Foster, Jeff Caroll enjoy visits, Wesley Iwundu down to two, Jordan Mathews picks Cal

Marcus Foster and Jeff Carroll both took official visits to Kansas State over the weekend and had plenty of positive stories to tell about their trips when they got home.

The Dallas Mustangs teammates flew to Manhattan on Friday and took in the Wildcats football game against Miami on Saturday. They ate a few nice meals and got to know the K-State basketball team, too.

“It’s a great place,” Foster said Sunday via text message.

“It was a great experience,” added Carroll. “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.”

How will those visits impact their recruitment?

Foster, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard from Wichita Falls, Texas, says his timetable for making a commitment hasn’t changed. He has narrowed his college choices to K-State and Creighton, and has an official visit scheduled in Omaha next week. A final decision could come at any moment.

“I’m just gonna take it day by day,” he said.

As for Carroll, a 6-foot-6 small forward from Rowlett, Texas, he thought enough of K-State to move the Wildcats into his top two. He previously told me they were in his top three.

He is also considering Texas, Oklahoma State, TCU and Oklahoma.

Carroll is hoping to make a final decision sometime before the high school basketball season starts. He will take other visits, but other schools will have ground to make up on K-State.

Another Texas recruit who says K-State is in his top two: Wesley Iwundu.

The 6-foot-6 small forward from Houston took an official visit to K-State last weekend and liked what he saw. He said several nice things about the Wildcats on Twitter and is considering them along with SMU before he picks a school in early October.

Iwundu said he had also been considering Drake, Richmond and Miami, but is now focusing only on his top two. He has taken an unofficial visit to SMU and will return there for an official visit on Sept. 28. For now, it is a tough decision.

He said he likes the Mustangs, because of head coach Larry Brown, their upcoming move to the Big East and the university’s small-college feel.

“Everybody knows everybody else there,” he said.

But he is also high on K-State after talking with assistant coach Alvin Brooks III for the past several months. Brooks came to K-State from Texas and has lived in Houston. Iwundu thinks they have a lot in common. He likes the Wildcats for more than that, though.

“K-State is in the Big 12, and that is the highest level of college basketball,” Iwundu said. “If you want to be the best, that’s the type of competition you have to play against.”

Iwundu is a versatile player who can use his size to get to the rim, but also likes setting up his teammates with assists.

“I play small forward,” Iwundu said, “but I bring the ball up the court sometimes, too.”

Iwundu visited K-State along with Jordan Mathews, a four-star shooting guard out of Santa Monica, Cali., but the top-100 recruit won’t be playing in Manhattan. He committed to California on Sunday afternoon.

He told the San Jose Mercury News that the choice was a “no-brainer.”