On Sunday the staff took the relationship further and offered him a scholarship. On Monday, Hairston became a Tar Heel.
"I did it," Hairston, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, told Scout.com. I'm going to be a Tar Heel."
"It's just exciting to know where I'm going," Hairston, who is ranked No. 19 overall in the class of 2011, said. "It's just exciting. I don't even know how to explain it."
Hairston, who picked Carolina over interest from Florida, Wake Forest and Memphis, called Roy Williams and gave him the news just before 8 o'clock.
"He actually kind of choked up when he was on the phone with my mom," the third rated shooting guard in the class of 2011 said.
Hairston, a four-star prospect, is the first commitment for the North Carolina in the 2011 class.