Kansas On The Verge of Big Haul?

The Kansas Jayhawks appear to be on the verge of closing the books on the Class of 2004 and entering a 2005 name into their ledger.

TheInsiders.com learned late Sunday evening that the coming week should be a very fruitful one for the Kansas Jayhawks. According to multiple sources, Kansas is likely to obtain a trio of commitments over the course of the next few days.

On Monday afternoon, Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Benedict's small forward Alex Galindo, is expected to select KU after visiting Georgetown, Rutgers and Pittsburgh.

When reached Sunday night, Galindo confirmed that he had reached a college decision and would announce it the next day, preferring not to disclose his decision.

"I know that it'll be after 4 o'clock," TheInsiders.com No. 45 prospect said. "I'll call the coaches and the media. I won't have a press conference."

With Galindo set for Monday, the next significant announcement will take place Wednesday afternoon when one-time Miami signee C.J. Giles, a 6-10 big man from Seattle's Rainier Beach High makes his decision public.

Giles, a senior and ranked No. 59 in our final listing, visited Lawrence last weekend and by the end of the visit word began to circulate that he would select the Jayhawks. In fact, we fully expect him to pick Kansas this week over Washington.

Giles' father would not confirm the speculation, but did say that his son would announce on Wednesday and confirmed that KU was strong.

"I know he had a great trip out to Kansas and I know he enjoyed the atmosphere and the kids and he really, really was happy to see all the people who are very supportive of the program," Chester Giles Sr. said.

And finally, it looks as if Kansas is on the verge of locking down a commitment from Micah Downs, a 6-7 perimeter player from Bothel (Wash.) High.

Downs, a junior, took his official visit to Kansas with Giles and according to multiple sources, is on the verge of making a public announcement in favor of the Jayhawks. While the timetable is not yet known, it would seem that a decision could come down this week.

Mario Chalmers, a point guard out of Anchorage, Alaska also made a visit to Kansas last weekend but apparently did not commit. Chalmers visited KU and Arizona thus far this spring.

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