One of the top uncommitted players in the class of 2004, Malik Hairston, might be ready to make a decision about his future in the immediate future. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound shooting guard/small forward from Renaissance High School in Detroit, MI., might take one final official visit before making that decision, but Hairston is not certain when that visit would take place.
“Everything is pretty much still the same. Kansas, Michigan, Ohio State and UCLA are the schools I like, but Oklahoma has been recruiting me hard. There is a chance that I could take an official visit to Oklahoma, but I have not decided yet.”
Hairston was scheduled to attend the Michigan-UCLA game back on December 27, but that visit never took place. He was also hoping to make a return trip back to Lawrence in hopes of watching a game inside Allen Fieldhouse, but it doesn’t sound like that visit will happen.
“I did not go the game between Michigan and UCLA, but I am hoping to see some more Michigan games before making a commitment to one of the schools,” Hairston said. “I have not heard from the Kansas coaching staff in about a month, but they are still in the picture with me. Coaches from Ohio State and UCLA still contact me and are still very interested in me. There have been a few changes along the way, but everything is still pretty much the same.
“I’m hoping to have a decision very soon,” he added. “Everybody always wants to know what school I’m going to attend and things like that. I do not mind people being interested, but there are times when I feel pressured to make a decision. I think a decision could be made very soon."
Rivals.com ranks Hairston No. 6 on the Rivals150 list and the best shooting guard in the class of 2004.